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Who Governs Our Schools?: Changing Roles and Responsibilities / Edition 1

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Overview

This book provides valuable insights into a dynamic structural change that is being experienced but not completely understood by educators and policymakers alike -- the transfer of power from the local to the state and national levels. What will become of our public schools in this new era of leadership? The author traces the origins of this process, examines the implications, and considers where these changes might lead.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807743324
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 4/21/2003
  • Series: Critical Issues in Educational Leadership Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Sizing Up the Changing Landscape of Educational Governance 1
2 The Evolution of Educational Governance and the Federal Role 16
3 Power to the States: Why and How States Are More Actively Shaping Education Policy 38
4 The Competing Forces Shaping Governance and Policy 64
5 Why Is It So Difficult to Implement State Policy at the School Level? 84
6 Aligning Policy Levers 103
7 Changes in Roles at the State Level 126
8 Changes in Roles at the District Level 144
9 Changes in Roles at the School Level 159
10 What Challenges and Possibilities Lie Ahead? 178
References 201
Index 227
About the Author 239
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