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Lougheed, Kevin – History of Education, 2021
Education played a vital role in the shifting nature of colonial administration and the reshaping of colonial relations in the nineteenth century. The activities that occurred within classrooms shaped the behaviour and identity of children towards an imperial norm while beyond the school walls the changing management structure tied various local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Governance, Educational History
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Cornito, Celinmar M. – International Journal on Social and Education Sciences, 2021
School decision-making promotes school autonomy and success. Today's contemporary approach supports the idea that operative school functioning and development are characteristically accomplished when there is decentralized decision-making. However, less attention has been paid to the collective benefits of centralized and decentralized…
Descriptors: School Based Management, Decision Making, Centralization, Administrative Organization
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Ryttberg, Malin; Geschwind, Lars – Tertiary Education and Management, 2021
Centralisation is a recurrent theme when the organisational structure of contemporary higher education institutions is on the agenda. This may be in large part because of the unsolicited effects of decentralised organisational structures. The aim of this study is to explore how professional support staff at higher education institutions perceive…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Administrative Organization, College Administration, Employee Attitudes
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Nir, Adam E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2021
Purpose: Using a document analysis methodology, the study analyzes official policy documents produced by the centralized Israeli Ministry of Education and by the State Comptroller responsible for reviewing the Israeli government's policies and operations. Coordination is assessed using three lenses: coordination among policy plans initiated by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Centralization, Coordination, Public Agencies
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Koerselman, Kristian – Education Economics, 2020
I use a panel of higher education clearinghouse data to study the centralized assignment of applicants to Finnish polytechnics. Many top applicants remain completely unassigned each year. The same applicants' future applications reveal that many of them should have been admitted to a different program immediately. The application system, however,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Applicants, College Admission, Centralization
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Kafa, Antonios; Pashiardis, Petros – International Journal of Educational Management, 2021
Purpose: This paper is derived from a thorough and systematic study, contributing to further understanding of the perception of authentic leadership in the context of Cyprus, by involving school principals' both espoused values and values in action coupled with their leadership styles. Design/methodology/approach: Data were drawn from a…
Descriptors: School Administration, Principals, Leadership Styles, Context Effect
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Freeman, Brigid; Leihy, Peodair; Teo, Ian; Kim, Dong Kwang – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to explain the primacy that rapid, centralised decision-making gained in higher education institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on Australian universities. Design/methodology/approach: This paper draws on discussions regarding policy problems of an international, purpose-convened on-line policy…
Descriptors: Centralization, Decision Making, College Administration, COVID-19
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Lee, Gyeong-Geon; Jang, Wonhyeong; Hong, Hun-Gi – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
This study adopted a novel text mining (TM) technique in curriculum studies to analyze the multi-layered South Korean curriculum document (CD) system from 2012 to 2017. A total of 716 CDs from the national, regional, and school levels corresponding to 23.4 million Korean characters were examined through keyword frequency analysis, topic modeling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrative Organization, Centralization, Curriculum
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Alhamad, Bassam Mohamed; Aladwan, Rama – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: There is no such thing as a truly centralized or decentralized management system. With regard to universities, most of the key areas in universities are centralized, e.g. finance, personnel, curriculum, management and quality. These key areas will exhibit a higher impact on learning and research by maintaining the appropriate balance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Centralization, Administrative Organization, College Administration
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Fethke, Gary C.; Policano, Andrew J. – Journal of Education Finance, 2019
This paper compares and critiques two budgeting models used at public universities: Central Administrative Management (CAM), and Resource Centered Management (RCM). These approaches represent alternative resource allocation methods: under CAM budgets are assigned centrally based primarily on allocation history, while RCM relies on decentralized…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Centralization, Administrative Organization, Public Colleges
Brooks, Kristin – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Transfer students have an expectation to finish a?bachelor's?degree program in the industry standard, four years. The purpose of this study is to help?create?viable?academic partnerships with surrounding technical colleges to produce clear articulation agreements, ensuring all technical college transfers graduate with a baccalaureate degree in the…
Descriptors: Transfer Students, Transfer Policy, Technical Institutes, Private Colleges
Arteaga, Felipe; Kapor, Adam J.; Neilson, Christopher A.; Zimmerman, Seth D. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2021
Many school districts with centralized school choice adopt strategyproof assignment mechanisms to relieve applicants of the need to strategize on the basis of beliefs about their own admissions chances. This paper shows that beliefs about admissions chances shape choice outcomes even when the assignment mechanism is strategyproof by influencing…
Descriptors: School Choice, Admission (School), Beliefs, Foreign Countries
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Ingvaldsen, Jonas A.; Engesbak, Vetle – Learning Organization, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to reconceptualize the relationship between organizational learning and bureaucracy. Although the two are generally considered to be antithetical, this paper shows that, in some organizations, bureaucracy can be functional for organizational learning. Design/methodology/approach: The central argument is theoretical and…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Learning, Administrative Organization, Innovation
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Hammond, Lindsey; Baser, Sean; Cassell, Alexander – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2020
This two-way, fixed effects analysis examines the relationship between local appropriations and community college state governance structures while examining governance's moderating impact on state-level factors. We find that any type of state-level organization for community colleges does not impact local appropriations, and that in states with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Policy, Governance, Centralization
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Novotná, Jarmila; Gosztonyi, Katalin; Hošpesová, Alena; Fried, Katalin; Moraová, Hana; Gordon Gyori, János – ZDM: Mathematics Education, 2021
The aim of the paper is to show whether the systems of mathematics teacher education in two countries whose historical development may seem quite similar (the Czech Republic and Hungary were parts of the Habsburg Monarchy, and they were part of the Eastern European communist block) are also very similar, or whether each country follows its own,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Development, Educational History
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