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Hansen, Kenneth H. – 1980
Although providing tuition tax credits to parents of children in private schools could provide several social benefits, several difficulties stand in the way of adopting such a policy. The major difficulty is that tuition tax credits stand a good chance of being declared unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds. Tuition tax credit proposals…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Hansen, Kenneth H. – 1984
State Education Agencies (SEAs), in their pivotal role of representing the interests of both the public and the education establishment, must make constant reassessment of the directions which may be taken to improve education, and of the policy issues and options to be examined. These policy-level considerations can be brought into focus by…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
Hansen, Kenneth H. – 1980
Planning staff development programs to meet changing state education agency (SEA) needs can best be undertaken by considering first what the SEA is trying to accomplish. If we look at the priorities and emphases given by the SEA to its various managerial, service, and leadership tasks, concepts of agency role and mission begin to emerge. By…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Objectives
Hansen, Kenneth H. – 1988
Proposals for the adoption of programs to improve the quality of education frequently emphasize the importance of concentrating on the individual school building as the center of the change process. This emphasis has led to increasing support for moving the locus of decision making downward to bring about what is called "school based…
Descriptors: Decentralization, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Quality