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Organization of Education in Metropolitan Areas

by Luvern L. Cunningham - 1968

The organizational structure through which education is governed and administered in the standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA's) of the nation has seldom been the subject of critical appraisal. The variety of public and private organizational arrangements for carrying on educational activities within a single SMSA is usually extensive. Similarly, the variation among the SMSA's of the nation is remarkable. An attempt is made in this chapter to describe some of the patterns of governing public education in the SMSA's, to develop some criteria for the construction of new patterns or for the appraisal of existing ones, to present one metropolitan design for public school control and administration, and to review some of the crucial issues that are imbedded in local educational government reform.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 67, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 9, 1968, p. 91-122
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19650, Date Accessed: 7/14/2020 5:34:42 AM

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  • Luvern Cunningham
    Ohio State University
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    LUVERN L. CUNNINGHAM is the dean of the College of Education at Ohio State University.
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