Harvard Educational Review
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    Policy and Organization

    The Impact of State and Federal Educational Policy on School Governance

    David K. Cohen
    Once upon a time, students of American politics believed that policy turned out as intended. But they have recently concluded that intentions are an inconsistent guide to results. Scrutiny of the effects of policy has increased: government agencies study the effects of welfare payments on work habits and income, of school reform on students' academic performance, and of environmental regulation on air and water quality. Social scientists scrap about such issues, and their work is followed fitfully by government and the press. These new concerns have altered the content of newspapers, the management of social agencies and the methods of social research. Even the character of public-service training programs in universities has changed.

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    Winter 1982 Issue

    Abstracts

    The Federal Role in Education
    T.H. Bell
    The Federal Role in Elementary and Secondary Education, 1940-1980
    Carl F. Kaestle and Marshall S. Smith
    The Federal Role in American Indian Education
    Frank Anthony Ryan
    The Federal Role in Increasing Equality of Educational Opportunity
    Kenneth S. Tollett
    Federal Grants and Educational Equity
    Henry M. Levin
    Policy and Organization
    The Impact of State and Federal Educational Policy on School Governance
    David K. Cohen
    The Importance of the Federal Role in Improving Educational Practice
    Lessons from a Big-City School System
    Thomas K. Minter
    The Federal Role in Educational Improvement
    Brenda J. Turnbull
    The Federal Role in Educational Research
    P. Michael Timpane
    The Role of the States in Federal Education Programs
    Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin
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