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Restructuring Schools : An International Perspective On The Movement To Transform The Control And performance of schools - W. Lowe Boyd

Restructuring Schools

An International Perspective On The Movement To Transform The Control And performance of schools

Hardcover Published: 7th April 1993
ISBN: 9780750701211
Number Of Pages: 272

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Education reform has become part of a political imperative in a number of developed countries around the world. The simultaneous movement to reform schooling and the administrative structures which deliver educational services therefore needs to be studied in order to lay bare its fundamental assumptions. This movement has been labelled "restructuring" and "reform", although the words carry different meanings in different countries.; The authors question why this reconstruction occurred at the same time in different places. What common themes are emerging in the restructuring movement? And in the 1990s, where will the movement lead schooling and what essential changes will it effect? They explore these questions by examining developments in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

List of Tables and Figures
List of Acronyms
Introductionp. 2
Ready, A.I.M., Reform: Building a Model of Education Reform and 'High Politics'p. 12
The Education-reform Movement in England and Walesp. 30
Examining Contemporary Education-reform Efforts in the United Statesp. 51
The Reconstruction of New Zealand Education: A Case of 'High Politics' Reform?p. 69
A Decade of Educational Reform in Canada: Encounters with the Octopus, the Elephant, and the Five Dragonsp. 86
Developments in Education Policy in Australia: A Perspective on the 1980sp. 106
Education Reform in Japan since 1984p. 136
Paradox and Uncertainty in the Governance of Educationp. 158
On Centralization, Decentralization and School Restructuring: A Sociological Perspectivep. 174
Public Schools in Decline: Implications of the Privatization of Schools in Australiap. 184
Different Ways of Viewing School-site Councils: Whose Paradigm Is in Use Here?p. 200
A Framework for Allocating Authority in a System of Schoolsp. 218
Notes on Contributorsp. 235
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780750701211
ISBN-10: 0750701218
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 7th April 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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