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ERIC Number: EJ908159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
Government, School Autonomy, and Legitimacy: Why the Dutch Government Is Adopting an Unprecedented Level of Interference with Independent Schools
Waslander, Sietske
Journal of School Choice, v4 n4 p398-417 2010
When looking at independent schools, the Netherlands is often mentioned as a prime example of school autonomy. Rooted in the constitution, the Dutch education system is build upon a combination of public funding and private operation. After almost a century of independent schools, the Dutch Government adopted a law recently which enables unprecedented levels of interference. Some claim unconstitutional levels of interference. In this paper I analyze the rationale behind the new law, including the social and political context. Although this analysis applies to small European country, the dynamics behind government interference has important implications for independent schools elsewhere. (Contains 2 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands