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ERIC Number: ED355640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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The Emerging Culture of Educational Administration: A UK Perspective.
Aldrich, Richard
Organization of the United Kingdom's education system mirrors its political divisions; education is different and somewhat autonomous in each area: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The Department of Education and Science, based in London, oversees the English education system. Education in the United Kingdom has a longstanding foundation of voluntary provision based on the Church and private philanthropy. In recent years, local power in English education has been based in some 100 Local Education Authorities (LEAs). This has led to some wide disparities between educational systems. The educational system is divided into primary schools, secondary schools, and higher education. The overriding feature of all three parts is that historically they have not invested much in administration. The origins of educational reform can be traced to three sources: the oil crisis of 1973-74, Labour party views, and the Conservative radicalism of Margaret Thatcher. This Conservative educational view was implemented through a series of reform laws. It is still uncertain what the long-term effect of this reform period will be. However, the role of educational administration and administrators has been changed significantly, and local educational authorities have been depleted. (JPT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom