ERIC Number: ED465210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Key Topics in Education in Europe, Volume 2. Financing and Management of Resources in Compulsory Education: Trends in National Policies.
EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
This volume is the second in a series of comparative studies carried out by EURYDICE (Education Information Network in the European Community) and is intended to provide indepth analyses of specific issues of major interest for policy decision-makers and educational cooperation at the European level. The general introduction of this book sets out the definitions needed to understand the scope of the analysis, specifies the schools concerned in each country, defines the different levels of authority and resource categories, and presents statistical indicators. A comparative study follows containing six thematic chapters: (1) "The Right to Education and Freedom in Education"; (2) "The Division of Responsibilities, Autonomy of Local Authorities and Schools"; (3) "Determining the Amount of Resources Awarded to Schools"; (4) "Additional Funding for Schools with Pupils Comprising Special Target Populations"; (5) "Non-Public Resources and Loans"; and (6) "Education and Market Competition." A glossary and definitions of statistical tools are included before the introduction. Tables at the end of the book summarize the reforms that have been implemented for each country, together with information on the context in which they occurred and the aims they pursued. Appended are lists of EURYDICE network members, national experts, and EUROSTAT contact points. (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, National Programs, Public Policy, Resource Allocation, Student Financial Aid
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture.
Authoring Institution: EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).