Educational Governance Research

Educational Authorities and the Schools

Organisation and Impact in 20 States

Editors: Ärlestig, Helene, Johansson, Olof (Eds.)

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  • Shows how actors at various levels contribute to support, control and interventions
  • Presents the variety and similarities between agencies impact on schools in various countries
  • Contains both theoretical and descriptive analyses
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This book describes and analyses the organisation, functions and development of national educational authorities and agencies and the influence they have on local schools in 20 countries around the world. It examines the governing chain in the respective countries from both a theoretical and descriptive perspective. It does so against the background of the stability and rigour of the governing chains having been challenged, with some researchers considering the chain to be broken. However, the view that comes to the fore in this book is that the chain is still present and contains both vertical implementation structures and intervening spaces for policy interpretation.

How schools become successful is important for the individual students as well as the local community and the national state. A vast quantity of research has looked at what happens in schools and classrooms. At the same time, national governance and politics as well as local prerequisites are known to exert influence on schools and their results to a high degree. Societal priorities, problems and traditions provide variety in how governance is executed. This book provides an international overview of the similarities and differences between educational agencies and how their work influences schools. 

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Introduction: Governing Chains – Support, Control and Intervention for Local Schools

    Pages 1-15

    Johansson, Olof (et al.)

  • Denmark: Contracts in Danish Educational Governance

    Pages 19-36

    Moos, Lejf

  • Finland: Changing Operational Environment Changing Finnish Educational Governance

    Pages 37-54

    Risku, Mika (et al.)

  • Iceland: Challenges in Educational Governance in Iceland: The Establishment and Role of the National Agency in Education

    Pages 55-73

    Sigurðardóttir, Sigríður Margrét (et al.)

  • Norway: Educational Governance, Gap-Management Strategies, and Reorganizational Processes of the State Authorities in Norway

    Pages 75-92

    Sivesind, Kirsten (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Educational Authorities and the Schools
Book Subtitle
Organisation and Impact in 20 States
Editors
  • Helene Ärlestig
  • Olof Johansson
Series Title
Educational Governance Research
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38759-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38759-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38758-7
Series ISSN
2365-9548
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 420
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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