Introduction: Governance and Performance of Education Systems.- Introduction: Governance and Performance of Education Systems.- The Changing Governance of Educational Systems.- The New Regulation Forms of Educational Systems in Europe: Towards a Post-bureaucratic Regime.- Comparing Higher Education Governance Systems in Four European Countries.- Performance Monitoring and Evaluation.- Purpose and Limits of a National Monitoring of the Education System Through Indicators.- Measuring and Comparing the Equity of Education Systems in Europe.- The Economic Benefits of Improved Teacher Quality.- Direct Democracy and Public Education in Swiss Cantons.- School Factors Related to Quality: Multilevel Analysis for Three Swiss Cantons.- Are Swiss Secondary Schools Efficient?.- Explaining and Controlling the Costs of Education Systems.- Funding Schools by Formula.- A Cost Model of Schools: School Size, School Structure and Student Composition.- Strategies to Encourage Performance and Equity.- The Potential of School Information Systems for Enhancing School Improvement.- School Autonomy and Financial Manoeuvrability: French Principals' Strategies.- Finnish Strategy for High-Level Education for All.
Educational systems are now more than ever faced with the challenge of improving their performance and proving that suitable measures are being taken to guarantee greater efficiency regarding equity. Bringing together a wide range of disciplines and experience in several countries, this book details possible models of governance and describes ways to measure their effects in terms of efficiency and equity.
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