Introduction 1. Globalization and the Governance of National Education Systems;Holger Daun.- 2. How does Educational Decentralization Work and What has it Achieved?;Holger Daun.- 3.The State gives, the State Takes: Educational Restructuring in Norway;Anne Smehaugen.-. 4.Steps of Educational Decentralization in Greece: Between Delegation and Deconcentration;Petroula Siminou.-5.School Autonomy in Nicaragua - Two Case Studies;Nuzzly Ruiz de Forsberg.- 6.Decentralization in Senegal - Ambiguous Agendas for Community Education;Andrea Clemons.- 7.Technocratic School Governance and South Africa's Quest for Democratic Participation;Suzanne Grant Lewis & Jordan Naidoo.- 8.Educational Decentralisation in Mozambique - A Case Study in the Region of Nampula; Calista Ribeiro. 9. Decentralization and Community Participation: School Clusters in Cambodia;Arnaldo Pellini.- 10. People s Participation in School Governance? Realities of Educational Decentralization in Nepal;Makesh Nath Parajuli.- 11. Educational Governance: Comparison of Some Aspects; Holger Daun. Author Index Subject Index
Here is a review of worldwide economic, political, cultural and educational changes since the beginning of the 1980s, examining new trends in educational governance. It describes the processes of globalization and shows how national education systems have responded. The book explains how world education models have emerged in international agencies and traces the ways these models are borrowed, imitated, imposed and adapted as different countries reform primary and secondary education.
Offers a broad view on world system and globalization
Links the global and the local and shows how the globalized policy is implemented in the local context
Contains "grassroots" case studies from different countries applying a similar world-wide policy