ERIC Number: EJ899075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
School Decentralisation in Nepal: A Disjuncture between Macro-Level Advocacy and Micro-Level Reality?
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v9 n3 p145-158 Oct 2010
While school decentralisation policy in Nepal has been taking effect for more than 8 years with the financial and technical assistance of the World Bank, confusion and controversy have been prevalent in relation to its goals, outcomes and sustainability. This article explores the issues of school decentralisation in Nepal by relating the Bank's broader advocacy of decentralisation to the perceived reality at the national and local level. It does so by first summarising the Bank's approach to decentralisation and then looking at the local issues against the macro-level advocacy of education decentralisation. It reveals that there are significant variances between the Bank's vision on school decentralisation and the realities which confront its implementation at the local level. The article concludes that accommodating the interest of diverse stakeholders, change in traditional bureaucratic culture in government offices and contextualising the global policy in a local context are major issues for addressing the existing discrepancies between the macro-level advocacy and micro-level reality.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Developing Nations, Local Issues, Technical Assistance, Administrative Organization, Organizational Change, Educational Policy, Sustainability, International Organizations, Organizational Culture, Educational Environment, International Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nepal