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New Public Management under Decentralizing Regimes in Education
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2007 (English)In: Dilemmas of Engagement: Evaluation and the New Public Management / [ed] Saville Kushner, Nigel Norris, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2007, no 10, 129-138 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the academic year 2000–2001, I visited the U.S. What I found out concerning the “standards reform” in public education intrigued me. I had a conception of public schooling in the U.S. as a very decentralized system, mainly governed by local school boards. But during my stay, people talked about public schooling in terms of centralization, not only referring to the standards reform but also to other issues of state control, like tests and development projects. Some years earlier I had been made aware of changes in England that also were talked about in terms of centralization. Local school authorities lost much of their power in policy and decision-making to the central power of the state, and a national curriculum was introduced.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2007. no 10, 129-138 p.
, Advances in Program Evaluation, ISSN 1474-7863 ; 10
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Political Science Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-12751DOI: 10.1016/S1474-7863(07)10009-0ISI: 000270978400010ISBN: 978-0-7623-1342-6 (Print)ISBN: 978-1-84950-439-3 (Ebook)OAI: diva2:152422
Available from: 2007-04-17 Created: 2007-04-17 Last updated: 2013-07-12Bibliographically approved

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