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Wirt, Frederick M.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 184 publications in 1 language and 7,876 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Other
Classifications: LC89, 379.73
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederick M Wirt
The search for community power by Willis D Hawley( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schools in conflict : the politics of education by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the city's rim: politics and policy in suburbia by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics of Southern equality; law and social change in a Mississippi county by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School desegregation in the North; the challenge and the experience by Thomas Bentley Edwards( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power in the city : decision making in San Francisco by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study attempts to apply contemporary political science theories to an analysis of the politics of San Francisco in the 1970'S. Data for the study was gathered through personal interviews with knowledgeable observers and participants in San Francisco politics, through an extensive review of various governmental reports and data, and through firsthand study of transaction patterns in the political, business, labor, ethnic, and historical life of the city. Major sections of the book discuss the city as concept and history, channels to the political system, the mobile of governance, the politics of income, ethnic dimensions of decisionmaking, and extramural forces and local autonomy. In an appendix, the author provides a separate discussion of the theoretical concepts and methods of analysis he employs throughout the book. (Jg)
We ain't what we was : civil rights in the new South by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wirt uses multiple indicators - interviews with leaders, attitude tests of children, content analysis of newspapers, school records, and voting and job data - to record what has changed in the Deep South as a result of the 60s revolution in civil rights. Although racism continues to exist in Panola, Wirt maintains that the current generation of southerners is sharply distinguished from its predecessors, and he effectively documents the transformation in individuals and institutions
Culture and education policy in the American states by Catherine Marshall( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A research project that developed methods for describing, organizing, analyzing, and predicting state education policy activity had as its major focus the way that values affect that policy. Data were drawn from six states: Wisconsin, Illinois, California, Arizona, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. They were chosen to represent ranges of political cultures and regions, fiscal stress, and a variety of formal structures. Some of the data were drawn from documents and observation, but most came from interviews with the key policy actors in each state. The book is organized in seven chapters: (1) "a Cultural Framework for Studying State Policy"; (2) "The Subculture of State Education Policy-makers"; (3) "State Policy Mechanisms as Cultural Products"; (4) "Public Values in the Policy Culture"; (5) "Political Culture and Policy Patterns among the States"; (6) "Cultural Values Embedded in Statutes"; and (7) "Understanding Cultural Influences on Educational Policy." Appendices describe the research design and methodology, interview protocol, seven major policy domains for k-12 education policy, and interview forms. An index is appended. (142 references, 32 tables, 20 figures) (mlf)
The political web of American schools by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political and social foundations of education by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a comprehensive analysis and description of the political aspects of American education, utilizing both empirical data and case studies on the politics of education. Included are two case studies of recent school policies, which focus on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (esea) of 1965 and the school desegregation movement. There is also a review of the literature that describes the work of political scientists and scholars in educational administration and suggests directions for further research. This book was previously published under the title, "The Political Web of American Schools"; this current edition has been updated to include an analysis of school governance under conditions of declining enrollment and resources. Individual chapters focus in turn on schools and the political system, schools and system support, the origins and agents of demand inputs, access channels to school policy-making, the local conversion process, the role of referenda in the conversion process, the state conversion process, the esea and intergovernmental relations, southern school desegregation, curricular decisions in the political system, and the politics of schools in retrospect and prospect. (Jg)
Introductory problems in political research by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education, recession, and the world village : a comparative political economy of education by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New dimensions of freedom in America by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Polity of the school : new research in educational politics( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political science and school politics : the princes and pundits( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future directions in community power research: a colloquium by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compilation of symposium papers on community power structure research focuses on the theme that community power structure research must shift away from case study methods and move toward aggregate data analysis. Advocating comparative analysis, seven authors present their views under the following topics: (1) Charles R. Adrian, "Several Loose Ends in Theory Building"; (2) Charles M. Bonjean, "Dimensions of Power Structure: Some Problems in Conceptualization and Measurement"; (3) Terry N. Clark, "Community Structure, Decisionmaking, Budget Expenditures, and Urban Renewal in 51 American Communities"; (4) Floyd Hunter, "The Application of Computers to Community Power Study"; (5) Harry M. Scoble, "Where the Pluralists Went Wrong"; (6) G. Ross Stephens, "The Power Grid of the Metropolis"; (7) John Walton, "Why Study Power Structures? A Critique and a Theoretical Proposal" and "An Exploratory Study of Decisionmaking and Development in a Mexican City". Discussion sessions are also included. (Jf)
The political dynamics of American education by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The missing link in instructional leadership : the superintendent, conflict, and maintenance by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative state policy mechanisms for pursuing educational quality, equity, efficiency, and choice goals : final report by Douglas E Mitchell( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper reports a 2-year study of education policy that sought to identify, describe, and analyze the essential building blocks of state-level education policy and to discover the factors responsible for creating differences among states in their use of these elements to construct an overall framework for school regulation and support. Sample selection for the study involved two analytical levels: identification of a sample of six state policy systems, and selection of 140 key actors within those states for interview and survey data collection. The six states are: Arizona, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin. After an executive summary, chapter 1 outlines the background for the study of state education policy systems and lists 26 references. Chapter 2 describes the research design and methodology for the study and lists 18 references. Chapter 3 examines the state policy mechanisms of ranking, attention, and knowledgeability. Chapter 4 looks at competing approaches to seven alternative state policy mechanisms. The fifth chaper explores values in legislative codes and cites nine references. Chapter 6 examines political culture values of state education policymakers and cites 32 references. Chapter 7 looks at state statistical profiles that illuminate educational policy in the six sample states. The eighth chapter describes public values as origins of policy actions. Chapter 9 explores the influence, power, and policymaking processes and lists nine references. The final chapter examines assumptive worlds and education policymakers and cites 37 references. A total of 65 tables, 40 figures, and 10 appendices containing the study instruments and data collection forms are included. (Wth)
Multiple paths for understanding "The Role of values in state policy" by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a comparative analysis of values in state education policy, this paper demonstrates the need for a multifaceted methodology to understand the complexity that characterizes state sociopolitical systems. The paper refers to a study of education policy values among six states in its analysis. Identifying values and their influence form the central research questions in policy analysis. The methodology of quantitative covariation measures variables to account for policy variations; however, the focus upon selected realities excludes non-quantifiable variables of theoretical relevance. Code analysis focuses on state statutes and upon content analysis to derive historical values' interrelationships. Most states have altered value emphasis over recent decades, although the value of choice persists. Constituents' values influence policy elite through broad and narrow concerns. Quantitative and code analyses examine substative policies, but a third path describes the process that produces them. The process-oriented method deals with the perceived influence of constituents' values upon policymakers and discovers their implicit assumptive worlds. A handful of central domains can structure the assumptive worlds that are embedded within the myriad of informal accounts that appear within and among the states; analysis elucidates cultural elements in policy context. A multiple approach maximizes methodologies that ask different questions to yield different answers about complex interactions of behavior and value in political systems. Twenty-eight references are appended. (Cjh)
 
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