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Balancing freedom, autonomy and accountability in education volume 1


C.L. Glenn & J. De Groof
Pages: 314 pages
Shipping Weight: 800 gram
Published: 11-2012
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (hardcover) : 9789058509277

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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.

Volume 1provided general essays on historical and legal background and comparative perspective on these issues.


Introduction Charles Glenn and Jan De Groof
Historical Overview of State and Schools Charles Glenn
Legal Framework Jan De Groof
Educational Freedom and Religion Charles Glenn Educational Freedom and Culture Charles Glenn
Right to Education Ingo Richter
Funding Ashley Berner
Decentralization and Accountability Genc Alimehmeti
Teachers Bruce Cooper
Admission of Pupils C.W. Noorlander
Homeschooling Michael Donnelly
Distinctive Religious Character Merilin Kiviorg
Values Charles Glenn
Overview: Asia Fatt Hee Tie and Fong Peng Chew
Overview: Africa Andre Keet
Overview: Eastern Europe Maria Smirnova
Overview: Latin America Jorge Alberto Mahecha Rodríguez