ERIC Number: ED378639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Policy, Planning and Management of Education in Small States.
Lillis, Kevin M., Ed.
This book offers a range of original perspectives on issues of planning and managing education in small systems. It is based on the proceedings of a conference held at the University of London's Institute for Education, supported by the European Community Directorate General for Development. The conference addressed a range of themes relevant to policies and practice within educational sectors in small systems of Europe, the Commonwealth, and the Africa and the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group. Part 1 defines and maps the intellectual terrain. Part 2 presents case studies from the following small system contexts: Lesotho, the South Pacific, West Indies, and Bhutan. The third part presents two chapters on regional cooperation. The following key conceptual issues dominate the discussion: (1) definitions and conceptualizations of smallness; (2) the nature of decision making; (3) disadvantages of smallness; (4) advantages of smallness; (5) patterns of educational provision; and (6) appropriate models and alternative pathways to development. Appendices contain data on geographic and demographic factors and economic, political, and social indicators. Contains an extensive bibliography. (LMI)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.