ERIC Number: ED314819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Steering Function of Central Government Agencies in a Decentralised School Administration.
Bladh, Agneta; Wallin, Gunnar
School Research Newsletter, v1 Feb 1989
A survey of decentralization efforts of the central administrative boards in Sweden shows that over the past half-century, very little happened until the 1980s. As a result, administrative boards acquired fewer regulatory and more informative, activating, and investigative duties. This paper describes the relationships of three national administrative boards, viz, the National Board of Education (NBE), the National Board of Health and Welfare, and the National Board of Education (NBE), the National Board of Health and Welfare, and the National Board of Universities and Colleges with the Government and the Rikdag. All three have comprehensive national statistics at their disposal and have undertaken various types of audits and programs of evaluation but a good deal remains to be developed. It is observable that central national administration has become more monolithic, a departure from the traditional binary system in which ministries are clearly segregated from administrative boards. The close cooperation established between the Ministry of Education and the NBE corroborates this conclusion. A high level of conflict exists within the NBE Directorate, but this is probably due to the implementation process, and the "common property" character of school affairs. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden