ERIC Number: ED331768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Decentralization of Educational Administration and Strengthening of Local Educational Planning in Republic of Korea.
The decentralization of educational administration has been undertaken as a major reform effort in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Current efforts at decentralization are only the most recent of numerous attempts to reduce what many observers agree is an excessive centralization of the nation's statewide administration for public affairs and educational administration. In addition to these efforts, the role of local planning and management in every sector is increasing with an utilization of new technologies in local administration for public affairs and educational administration. This paper attempts to contribute to the improvement of the quality of local education and provision of effective regional planning in Korea considering the peoples' demands for autonomy and decentralization in every sector. The paper begins with the concept of educational administration and planning and follows with a discussion of the conceptual model of the local governance system of educational administration in Korea. Finally, the paper suggests policy measures for decentralization of education administration and strengthening of local educational planning based on future prospects of changes in educational administration. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Decentralization, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Institutional Autonomy, Management Development, Politics of Education
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: South Korea; UNESCO
Note: Prepared for the UNESCO International Congress on Planning and Management of Educational Development (Mexico City, Mexico, March 26-30, 1990).