Decentralisation and Privatisation in Education/ Joseph Zajda
Part One: Global Perspectives on Decentralisation and Privatisation in Education: Privatisation in Education in Canada: A Survey of Trends / Adam Davidson-Harden and Suzanne Majhanovich. Decentralisation and Privatisation of Education in Africa: Which one for Nigeria? / Macleans A. Geo-JaJa. Privatisation, Decentralisation and Governance in Education in the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, and Sweden / Holger Daun. Privatisation, Decentralisation, and Education in the United Kingdom: The Role of the State / David Turner.Centralisation and Decentralisation in Education Policy: a New Dimension/ Brian J. Caldwell.
Part Two: Focus on Asia and Latin America: The Decentralisation of Education in Kerala State, India: Rhetoric and Reality / M.V. Mukundan and Mark Bray. Decentralisation in Education, Institutional Culture and Teacher Autonomy in Indonesia / Christopher Bjork. Decentralisation and School-Based Management in Thailand / David Gamage and Pacharapimon Sooksomchitra. The Politics of Decentralisation in Latin America / Ernesto Schiefelbein. Privatisation and Vouchers in Colombia and Chile / Alberto Arenas. The Politics of Privatisation, Decentralisation and Education Reform in Mexico / Carlos Ornelas.
Explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research of the State, privatisation, and decentralisation in education globally
Examines central discourses surrounding the debate of privatisation, decentralization
Illustrates how the relationship between the State and education policy affects current models and trends in privatisation and decentralisation
Demonstrates ideological imperatives of privatisation, decentralisation and the State
Evaluates the ambivalent and problematic relationship between the State, privatisation, and decentralisation in education globally