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ERIC Number: ED535874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Decentralization for High-Quality Education: Elements and Issues of Design. RTI Research Report Series. Occasional Paper
Healey, F. Henry, III; Crouch, Luis
RTI International
The impact of education decentralization on high-quality education has been mixed at best. This can be attributed to a variety of factors including decentralization itself, ineffectual implementation, political-economic friction, and poor design. This paper focuses largely on the issue of design, contending that if governments or donors aim to decentralize education systems, or parts thereof, for the purpose of high-quality education, the system must be designed to do so. Only then might there be some chance of it actually happening. In this paper we put forth a methodology for designing a high-quality decentralized education system and discuss the ways in which that design can be used to support the planning process aimed at bringing about the design. (Contains 3 figures, 4 tables, and 30 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA)
Authoring Institution: RTI International