ERIC Number: ED446365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Decentralization of Education: Why, When, What, and How? Fundamentals of Educational Planning Series, Number 64.
Welsh, Thomas; McGinn, Noel F.
Decentralization is arguably one of the most important phenomena to come on to the educational planning agenda in the last 15 years. Why a country should decentralize its educational decision-making process and which decisions should be decentralized are two questions that many decision-makers raise. This booklet is intended to provide educational planners and decision-makers with conceptual tools for dealing with decentralization issues. It explores the central ideas and objectives of decentralization policies and analyzes why many countries are moving toward these policies in some form. The book discusses who should control education, based on considerations of professional expertise, political legitimacy, and market efficiency. The book also provides valuable aids for assessing different contexts and the possibilities that they offer for successful decentralization. (Contains 27 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.