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ERIC Number: EJ907367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Do "Education Governors" Matter? The Case of Statewide P-16 Education Councils
Mokher, Christine G.
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v32 n4 p476-497 Dec 2010
This study examines the role of governors in the P-16 education reform movement through their influence in the adoption of policies creating statewide P-16 councils. Network theory is used to distill three sets of hypotheses to predict how leadership influences of governors, the structure of state educational governance organizations, and environmental characteristics of states may help to explain the spread of voluntary and mandatory P-16 councils from 1992 to 2008. These hypotheses are tested empirically through the use of event history analysis. The results indicate that the presence of an education governor, as well as certain environmental conditions, may affect a state's decision of both whether to form a P-16 council and the type of P-16 council that is formed. (Contains 13 notes, 3 tables, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A