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An Evaluation of Decentralization in a Large School District [microform] / Harry F. Silberman
Bib ID 5336589
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Silberman, Harry F
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
20 p. 
Summary

In October 1975, the School Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District appointed a Citizen's Committee to conduct an appraisal of the management of the school district. This Citizen's Management Review Committee (CMRC) organized itself into five subcommittees: Management, Policy, Personnel, Budget, and Decentralization. The Decentralization Subcommittee attempted: (1) to identify problems that are facing the schools as perceived by various groups in the district; (2) to evaluate the operation of the Community Advisory Councils (CAC); and (3) to assess the extent to which the administrative decentralization of the school district has progressed toward the goals and recommendations that are expressed in district policy documents. A random sample of 50 schools was selected. At each school, in-depth open-ended interviews were held with principals, teachers, and parents. Analyses revealed that power has not been significantly redistributed by decentralization, but that decentralization has increased the equivocality of authority and accountability in the system. (Author/MV)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (61st, New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Boards of Education.  |  Citizen Participation.  |  Data Collection.  |  Decentralization.  |  Decision Making.  |  Educational Administration.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Field Interviews.  |  Intermediate Administrative Units.  |  Parent Participation.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  School Community Relationship.  |  School Districts.  |  Teacher Participation.  |  California (Los Angeles) Los Angeles City Schools CA
Form/genre Reports, Research.
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