Governance and Performance of Education Systems

Editors: Soguel, Nils C., Jaccard, Pierre (Eds.)

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  • Presents a broad assessment of the reforms’ achievements in the field of education systems
  • Brings together the viewpoints from several disciplines: economics, management, sociology, and information technology
  • Emphasizes policy ideas that come from the research
  • Outlines the key-technical issues for the more research-oriented reader
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Education has increasingly become the focus of public discourse and policy, with its methods, resources and achievements widely debated. As a result, educational systems are now more than ever faced with the challenge of improving their performance and of proving that suitable measures are being taken to guarantee greater efficiency regarding equity. This desire for better results requires that better methods for their measurement exist so that they can be better understood and, ultimately, improved.

Several disciplines have already developed instruments for this purpose. The educational sciences have been particularly active in this field. Other disciplines, such as sociology, economics, management, information technology, and political science are also making significant contributions to the emergence of a better form of governance.

Before one can benefit from these developments, one first must know about their existence and analyse and question them. The proposed book is unique in that it brings together a wide range of disciplines and experience from several countries. What are possible models of governance? How do we measure their effects in terms of efficiency and equity? What type of contribution can financial and information systems make? How do we adapt the prevailing culture to the challenge of better performance? These are some of the concrete questions to which this book provides an answer.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Governance and Performance of Education Systems

    Pages 1-10

    Soguel, Nils C. (et al.)

  • The New Regulation Forms of Educational Systems in Europe: Towards a Post-bureaucratic Regime

    Pages 13-33

    Maroy, Christian

  • Comparing Higher Education Governance Systems in Four European Countries

    Pages 35-54

    de Boer, Harry F. (et al.)

  • Purpose and Limits of a National Monitoring of the Education System Through Indicators

    Pages 57-84

    Wolter, Stefan C.

  • Measuring and Comparing the Equity of Education Systems in Europe

    Pages 85-106

    Demeuse, Marc (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governance and Performance of Education Systems
Editors
  • Nils C. Soguel
  • Pierre Jaccard
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6446-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6446-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6445-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7642-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 330
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