The Governance Of Schooling

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Overview

Recent reforms in the governance of schooling have affected roles, relationships and decision-making within schools and between them and the wider community. Using empirical and theoretical approaches this book describes, analyses and compares the effects of devolved management on secondary schools in a number of countries. It casts a critical light upon policy assumptions and aims, challenging assumptions about the way policy works in practice.
Through a comparative international perspective, which looks at countries including the UK and the US, the conflicting options for school governance are addressed. These include:
*parental participation and school management policy
*professional, managerial and market principles in education
*school-based decision-making and the implications of overarching government policies
*devolution and centralisation.
This is a timely study for practitioners in education, policy-makers in local and central government, academics and students of education policy and management.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415195379
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/8/2000
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: school governance in comparative perspective 1
Pt. I The governance of schooling: Themes in Scottish-based research 17
1 The devolved management of schools and its implications for governance 19
2 Restructuring the governance of schools: the impact of 'managerialism' on schools in Scotland and England 52
3 Of myths and management: listening to teachers talk about their work 77
4 School boards and governing bodies: a vehicle for parental participation in decision-making about schools? 93
Pt. II The governance of schooling: Studies in other countries 117
5 Community-active management and governance of schools in England and Wales 119
6 Schools in competition: open enrolment in an academically selective school system 138
7 School-based management in the United States 161
8 Devolved management in New Zealand schools 180
9 Governance and devolution in the Danish school system 198
Index 217
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