Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research

Decentralisation, School-Based Management, and Quality

Editors: Zajda, Joseph, Gamage, David T. (Eds.)

  • Explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research of decentralisation, globalisation, school-based management and education reforms
  • Examines central discourses surrounding the debate of decentralisation, access and equity in schooling globally
  • Illustrates how the relationship between decentralisation, globalisation, democracy and education policy affects current models and trends in schooling globally
  • Demonstrates ideological imperatives of globalisation and its impact on trends in decentralisation, democracy and equality
  • Evaluates the ambivalent and problematic relationship between the State, decentralisation, education reforms and outcomes in education globally
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The relationship between government, education reform and student outcomes is an ambivalent and often problematic one. Focusing on the interplay between decentralization, globalization, and education reforms, this book draws on recent studies to explore the conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches that can be applied to research covering the state, globalization, equality, and education. It lays bare the neo-liberal ideological imperatives of education and policy reforms, and illustrates the way the relationship between the state and education policy affects current models and trends in education reforms and schooling globally.

The chapters critically analyze the dominant discourses about decentralization and comparative education and examine the current resurgence of neo-liberal ideological models in education, both newly constructed and re-invented. To ensure as broad a perspective on the issues as possible, the authors employ a raft of diverse paradigms in comparative education research, ranging from critical theory to globalization.

This in-depth exploration of globalization, ideology and democracy in education examines both the reasons for and outcomes of education reforms, decentralization, policy change and transformation. In doing so, it seeks to provide a more informed critique on Western-driven models of accountability, quality and school effectiveness. It is the eighth in the 12-volume book series Globalization, Comparative Education and Policy Research, which presents scholarly research on major discourses in comparative education research with reference to decentralization and school-based management. The series provides an accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about international issues in the field of globalization and comparative education.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Decentralisation and School-Based Governance: A Comparative Study of Self-Governing School Models

    Gamage, David T. (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Globalized Educational Governance, Decentralization and Grassroots Responses

    Daun, Holger

    Pages 23-51

  • Centralisation and Decentralisation in Education: A New Dimension to Policy

    Caldwell, Brian J.

    Pages 53-66

  • Unresolved Issues in Globalisation, Decentralisation and Privatisation

    Turner, David

    Pages 67-75

  • Decentralisation and Market Mechanisms in Education – Examples from Six European Countries

    Daun, Holger (et al.)

    Pages 77-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decentralisation, School-Based Management, and Quality
Editors
  • Joseph Zajda
  • David T. Gamage
Series Title
Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2703-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2703-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2702-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3039-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 238
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