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DiBella, Cecilia M. – 1980
Between 1965 and 1973 the Rhode Island State Department of Education underwent a series of reorganizations affecting its importance and role in the state's educational change process. These reorganizations were in part responsible for and affected by the selection of Rhode Island as a site for a Teacher Center pilot project in inservice teacher…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Case Studies, Change Agents, Educational Change
Kirst, Michael W. – 1975
This booklet is one of a series of reports addressing the most critical issues confronting state boards of education throughout the United States. Each report attempts to present a concise, informative review and analysis of the best and most current information available on one of these critical topics. This booklet focuses on improving…
Descriptors: Administrators, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Role, Educational Policy
Colton, David L. – 1976
This booklet is one of a series of reports addressing the most critical issues confronting state boards of education throughout the United States. Each report attempts to present a concise, informative review and analysis of the best and most current information available on one of these critical topics. This booklet focuses on ways to increase…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Mazzoni, Tim L., Jr. – 1976
This booklet is one of a series of reports addressing the most critical issues confronting state boards of education throughout the United States. Each report attempts to present a concise, informative review and analysis of the best and most current information available on one of these critical topics. This booklet focuses on ways of increasing…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Gubb, Natalie – 1975
This publication is intended primarily to aid state departments of education in formulating a state policy regarding alternative approaches in education. Section 1 defines and describes public and private educational alternatives and addresses the questions of why and for whom educational alternatives are created. In addition, it discusses the…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Programs
Branson, Gary V.; Steele, Donald J., Jr. – 1974
The purpose of this case study is to describe and interpret the process through which State-level policy decisions are made for the public schools of Tennessee. The report begins with a brief treatment of the socioeconomic environment and the political culture within which education takes place. State governmental arrangements for public school…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Policy Formation, State Agencies
Hines, Edward R.; And Others – 1974
This case study is designed to determine the structures, actors, processes, and relationships that are involved when State government in Michigan determines policy for the public schools. The report looks at an instance of policymaking in each of the issue areas of finance, desegregation, and program improvement -- in this case, State assessment.…
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
Farrar, Roger; And Others – 1974
This report contains a description and an analysis of the process through which Nebraska State government establishes policy for its public elementary and secondary schools. The report focuses on the role and the impact of the various actors, official and unofficial, who become involved at the State level in setting public school policy. The data…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Equal Education
Campbell, Roald F.; Mazzoni, Tim L., Jr. – 1974
This treatment of State governance models is one of two major reports prepared by the Educational Governance Project. In addition, there are twelve case study reports, each devoted to policymaking for the public schools in a particular State. This report is designed to serve as a point of beginning for any person or group of persons in a State…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Educational Policy, Governance, Models
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Berke, Joel S. – 1976
Research during the 1960's revealed that the benefits and burdens of public schooling were not equal. At the same time, the "taxpayers revolt" was taking place in school districts all across the country. Constitutional challenges struck down state systems of school finance in a half-dozen or so states. Fourteen states enacted substantial…
Descriptors: Assessed Valuation, Change Strategies, Court Litigation, Decision Making
Usdan, Michael D. – 1976
This booklet is one of a series of reports addressing the most critical issues confronting state boards of education throughout the United States. Each report attempts to present a concise, informative review and analysis of the best and most current information available on one of these critical topics. This booklet focuses on the role of state…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Coordination, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
Mazzoni, Tim L., Jr. – 1974
One of twelve case studies growing out of the Educational Governance Project, this report contains a description and an analysis of the process through which Minnesota State government establishes policy for its public elementary and secondary schools. This process is affected by many factors, such as the availability of fiscal and human…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Education, Educational Finance, Educational Research