ERIC Number: ED356532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Literature Review on Decentralization: Strengthening Local Educational Capacity. Educational Policy and Planning Project. A Government of Indonesia-USAID Project.
Chieuw, Juliet SF.; Mandolang, Nadine H.
This literature review, while not comprehensive, is aimed at informing the Strengthening Local Education Capacity project under way in Indonesia. Strategies that strengthen educational capacities at the school and local levels were reviewed, followed by strategies for local governance. Two school governance models, public choice and public service, were reviewed. The public-choice model proposes moving closer to a private-market solution by allowing parents greater school choice through privatization and voucher systems. Other countries' practical experience with this model already indicates deleterious consequences for equity and access. The public-service model aims to change methods of providing services through collectivist and consumerist strategies. Local governance encompasses two dimensions (political and legal) influencing local elites' delivery of educational services. In a decentralized system, the local level will increasingly be required to provide the linkage between the local and central levels. Three local-governance strategies are reviewed: local institutional development, promoted by large donor agencies, especially USAID; the learning-process approach, based on five successful Asian decentralization experiences; and third sector collaboration, recognizing the importance of commitment and support from voluntary organizations. (Includes an executive summary and a topically organized listing of 128 references.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agency Cooperation, Decentralization, Developing Nations, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Vouchers, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Literature Reviews, Outcomes of Education, Privatization, School Choice, School District Autonomy
Educational Efficiency Clearinghouse, IEES, Learning Systems Institute, 204 Dodd Hall, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4041.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education and Culture (Indonesia).; Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Bureau for Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Learning Systems Inst.; Improving the Efficiency of Educational Systems Consortium.
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia