Balancing freedom, autonomy and accountability in education volume 2


C.L. Glenn & J. De Groof
Pages: 522 pages
Shipping Weight: 800 gram
Published: 11-2012
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058509062

Product Description

Freedom, autonomy and accountability are commonly regarded as very important, but policy-makers do not always pay sufficient attention to the tensions among them. Thus freedom or school autonomy may be sacrificed to accountability, or accountability may be weakened in an effort to provide a wider range of choices for parents, or to give more decision-making authority to individual schools. The authors are convinced that wise design and implementation can produce a successful balance among freedom, autonomy, and accountability, and that considering the approaches adopted by different educational systems can contribute both to design and to implementation.

This four volume collection presents a worldwide overview of the status of freedom, autonomy, and accountability in education, with detailed information on forty countries.

This publication is a useful reference manual for students, government officials, educational lawyers and policy-makers.

included chapters on national education systems, describing the laws and policies under which both public and non-public schools operate in each.

Introduction Jan De Groof and Charles Glenn
Austria Walter Berka and Charles Glenn
Belgium (Flemish Community) Jim Deridder
Belgium (French Community) Xavier Del Grange and Mathias El Berhoumi
Bulgaria Charles Glenn
Czech Republic Milan Pol and Bohumíra Lazarová
Denmark Susanne Wiborg
England Paul Meredith and Ann Blair
Estonia Merilin Kiviorg
Finland Päivi Gynther
France André Legrand and Charles Glenn
Germany Charles Glenn
Greece Vanda Apostolopoulou
Ireland Conor O’Mahony
Italy Fulvio Cortese, Cinzia Piciocchi and Charles Glenn
Latvia Edvins Danovskis
Lithuania Birutė Pranevičienė and Agnė Margevičiūtė
Luxembourg Siggy Koenig
Malta Christopher Bezzina
Netherlands Paul J.J. Zoontjens and Charles Glenn
Northern Ireland Laura Lundy
Norway Nina Volckmar
Poland Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska, Stanisław Łopatowski, Urszula Markowska-Manista and Michał Rynkowski
Romania Raluca Bîgu
Scotland Charles Glenn
Slovenia Zdenko Kodelja and Marjan Šimenc
Spain Arturo Galán and Charles Glenn
Sweden Inger Enkvist, Frank Nordberg and Elisabeth Porath Sjöö
Switzerland Rolf Dubs and Charles Glenn