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ERIC Number: ED455567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Pages: 6
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On the Process of Setting Up Boards of Governors in the Czech Republic and Its Main Determinants.
Pol, Milan; Rabusicova, Milada
After 1989, because of political and social change in the Czech Republic, a new and effective system of school governance developed. Before this date, schools were closely tied to central controlling bodies; however, in recent years, there has been a tendency to set up a system in which schools can become an open and organic part of their local environment. Central ways of governing schools have gradually been transformed into a new system of school governance in which the local community plays an important role. Boards of governors can be seen as the main element of the new school governance system. This paper is based on a study that analyzed relevant legislation, school documentation, and public discussion of the last 7 years in the Czech Republic. The study included interviews with school leaders, parent representatives, and representatives of local educational authorities. Findings indicate that agents of change have not yet managed to introduce the idea of local school governance in a successful way. It also appears evident that there is a need for the management of the whole process. At the moment, boards of governors in the Czech Republic are often viewed by many practitioners as a good idea; however, the immediate practical benefit of these boards is rather questionable. (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic