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|Abstract:||This paper examines the contribution that school-based management and shared decision-making (SBM/SDM) can make to New York City's education system. We review the theoretical literature on education reform in general and on school-based management/shared decision-making in particular. We then examine implementation of SBM/ SDM, focusing on the administrative and bureaucratic constraints of the New York City educational system. The experiences of two schools under the reform serve as case studies. We find SBM/SDM can offer limited educational improvements for New York City, but does not solve the problems of a defective incentive structure. In addition, we found that it does not transfer any real power to the schools. In the absence of more radical education reform, however, SBM/SDM can offer an improvement over the present system.|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Series/Report no.:||Volume 2;|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||Journal of Public and International Affairs|
|Version:||Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.|
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