ERIC Number: ED331763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Directions of Change in the System of Educational Administration in the Republic of Poland.
This paper argues that changes in educational administration in Poland must be seen in the context of the enormous social and political changes that have occurred in that country in recent years. Centralized bureaucratic planning of social and economic programs has been discarded. The changes have impacted the system of educational administration and management in the form of increased autonomy for schools. It has been seen as necessary to increase the autonomy of schools and other educational institutions, bearing in mind that it is not only teachers, parents, educators, and other adults, but also pupils who ought to join in the development of the educational organization of each particular school. The paper concludes that while changes in the system of educational administration have tended toward decentralization and socialization, the authority of the central government should be preserved for the initiation and supervision of measures related to educational priorities. (DB)
Descriptors: Decentralization, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Institutional Autonomy, School Based Management
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.
Identifiers: Poland; UNESCO
Note: Prepared for the UNESCO International Congress on Planning and Management of Educational Development (Mexico City, Mexico, March 26-30, 1990).