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Just, Anne E. – Education and Urban Society, 1980
Assesses the effect of the changing social and political environment of education on the nature and patterns of school board elections. Infers that board elections are becoming increasingly politicized in spite of the historic ideology that education is and ought to be an autonomous and nonpolitical function of government. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Elections, Political Influences, Political Socialization
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Lutz, Frank W. – Education and Urban Society, 1980
Focuses on school boards as sociocultural systems. Asserts that boards' decision-making processes operate within a cultural context and have, over the centuries of their existence, developed a culture of their own. Proposes that culture dictates a decision-making output that is not as responsive or immediate as would be expected. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Cultural Influences, Decision Making
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Strom, David – Education and Urban Society, 1979
This article describes specific areas in education which have been problematic over the last 18 years and discusses ways in which the collective bargaining process was able to cope with them. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Collective Bargaining, Educational Administration, Educational Change
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Wagner, Laura A.; And Others – Education and Urban Society, 1995
The California Mentor Teacher Program is unique among statewide mentor teacher initiatives in its size, longevity, stipends for mentor teachers, and the discretion it allows local education agencies. The shared perspectives of a mentor, a local administrator, and a state administrator trace the legislative and policy history of this program. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational History
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Passow, A. Harry – Education and Urban Society, 1991
Describes the accomplishments and shortcomings of educational reform movements from the early 1960s to the present. Concludes with priorities for curricular and instructional reform in urban schools that emphasize cognitive and developmental learning over fragmented and remedial learning. (CJS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Vergon, Charles B. – Education and Urban Society, 1990
Reviews the role of the federal government in the development of national school desegregation policy over the past 35 years. Concludes that desegregation requires active federal support, but desegregation effects are limited by political backlash and conflicting judicial interpretations. Suggests a future federal role. (FMW)
Descriptors: Desegregation Effects, Educational History, Federal Government, Government Role
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Havighurst, Robert J. – Education and Urban Society, 1981
Reviews the role that philanthropic foundations have played in educational support, research, and reform since 1900. (GC)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support