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ERIC Number: EJ499149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Controlling Education: Agency Theory and the Reformation of New Zealand Schools.
Gordon, Liz
Educational Policy, v9 n1 p54-74 Mar 1995
Decentralization is usually accompanied by central state organizations' renewed efforts to control schools through managerialist policies and accountability processes. In New Zealand, such mechanisms have been adapted from "agency theory." This article examines the central tenets of agency theory, the New Zealand approach, and implications for schools. Managerialism has not succeeded in schools, but irresistible market competition has profoundly affected schools' priorities. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand