Who Governs Our Schools? Changing Roles and Responsibilities

ISBN-10: 0807743321

ISBN-13: 9780807743324

Edition: 2003

Authors: David T. Conley, David Conley

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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?
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Sizing Up the Changing Landscape of Educational Governance
The Rapidly Increasing Federal Influence
States Take More Control over Education Policy
Other Factors That Shape the State's New Role in Education Policy
Implications for State-District Relationships
How Will Educators and Local Boards of Education Be Affected?
Understanding Who Is in Control of American Education
The Evolution of Educational Governance and the Federal Role
Education as a System to Achieve Social Goals: Federal Involvement in Education
Where Is the Federal Role Heading?
Why Has This Increased Federal Role Been Sustainable?
The New Federal-State Relationship
Will Federal Influence Decrease at Some Future Point?
Power to the States: Why and How States Are More Actively Shaping Education Policy
Increased State Responsibility for Funding and Its Relationship with Education Reform
Education Reform in the 1980s
The State Role in Education Reform in the 1990s
Statewide Systemic Reform
Beyond the Coleman Report: School Effects on Student Learning
New State Expectations for Educational Leaders
Linking Funding and Performance: The Next Step
The Competing Forces Shaping Governance and Policy
Five Forces Behind State Reforms
Nongovernmental Influences on Education Policy, Practice, and Governance
Education Under Siege?
Why Is It So Difficult to Implement State Policy at the School Level?
The Interplay Between State and Local Levels in Policy Implementation
How Schools Process Reforms
Compliance-Oriented Implementation vs. Goal-Oriented Implementation
Organizational Challenges to Reform Implementation
Rethinking Governance as a First Step Toward State-Local Partnerships
Aligning Policy Levers
Pluses, Minuses, and Limitations of Alignment
What Are the Levers for System Alignment?
K-16 Alignment: What Is It and What Does It Look Like?
Alignment: More Energy, Better Results?
Changes in Roles at the State Level
The Changing Role and Structure of State Policy Mechanisms
The New Role of State Boards of Education
The Contradictory Goals of State Education Agencies
Transforming Departments of Education
The Role of Commissions and Extra-Governmental Agencies
What's Next for the State Level of Governance?
Changes in Roles at the District Level
Local Boards of Education
Superintendents and Central Offices
Changes in Roles at the School Level
The Reluctant Partners
What Challenges and Possibilities Lie Ahead?
Taking Stock: Where Are We? Where Are We Heading?
What Are the Longer-Term Implications of Current Trends?
Aligning Governance with Key Values, Goals, and Purposes
Outlines of a New Governance System
The Pressing Need to Create New Governance Models
About the Author
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