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Author Madsen, Jean
Title Educational Reform at the State Level : The Politics And Problems Of implementation
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 1994
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (201 pages)
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Series Education Policy Perspectives
Education Policy Perspectives
Note Book Cover -- Title -- Contents -- Dedication -- Acknowledgments -- List of Figures -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Background Information on a State's Excellence in Education Act and the Department Politics Surrounding Its Implementation -- The State Department of Education's Decision-Making Hierarchy and Its Effects on the Implementation of this State's Educational Legislation -- The Department Structure Which Hampered the Implementation of Educational Reform Programs -- Problems of Limited Resources to Assist with Implementation -- Problems of Interpreting EEA Legislative Intent and Program Goals -- Gender and Its Effect on Implementation -- The Role of the District Administrator in Implementing Educational Reform Legislation -- Conclusion -- References -- Index
This book sets out to describe the personal experiences of a state worker in Missouri as she attempted to implement educational reform programmes in the late 1980's. This was a critical time in America as other states were mandating new regulations to improve the quality of schools. Problems emerged such as lack of resources, bureaucratic red tape, and a dysfunctional administrative structure caused chaos, hampering the ability of the state workers to regulate and administer the new programmes. Some of the superintendents who did not believe in the new programmes resisted by abusing state funds and witholding information so teachers could not participate. This is a timely case study as legislators play a more important role in developing schools and the state will become the responsible agency to implement reform. Madsen's experience verifies the policy implementation literature and cites several new theoretical perspectives on the important role of the state agency in determining the success or failure of mandated reform programmes. The study indicates the need for state agencies to change their perspectives from regulation to service orientation if reform programmes are to succeed in schools
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Madsen, Jean Educational Reform at the State Level: the Politics and Problems of Implementation London : Taylor & Francis Group,c1994 9780750702065
Subject Education and state -- United States -- Case studies.;State departments of education -- United States -- Case studies.;Educational change -- United States -- Case studies
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