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Constitution for Effective School Governance

by Kenneth A. Frank - February 24, 2012

This commentary proposes a set of guidelines for school governance in the form of a constitution, inspired by national constitutions that have proven valuable for navigating competing interests through representation and checks and balances.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 24, 2012
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16715, Date Accessed: 6/16/2021 8:18:09 PM

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  • Kenneth Frank
    Michigan State University
    KENNETH FRANK is a professor in Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education as well as in Fisheries and Wildlife (and adjunct in Sociology) at Michigan State University. His substantive interests include the diffusion of innovations, study of schools as organizations, social structures of students and teachers and school decision-making, social capital and resource flow, especially concerning natural resource usage. His substantive areas are linked to several methodological interests: social network analysis, causal inference and multi-level models. His publications include quantitative methods for representing relations among actors in a social network, robustness indices for inferences, and the effects of social capital in schools and other social contexts. He teaches general introductory courses in research methods and quantitative methods as well as advanced courses in multivariate analysis and seminars in social network analysis and causal inference.
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