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The School Boards between Power and Influence
Department of Education and Pedagogy, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Faculty of Teacher Education and International Studies, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway .
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Principal Development. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland .
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2014 (English)In: School Boards in the Governance Process / [ed] L. Moos, & J. Merok Paulsen, Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2014, 117-133 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The decentralized Scandinavian school structure with the municipal school committee as a central factor between the municipal council and other school interests gives the school board a central role in the implementation of the centrally decided school legislation from the parliament. Therefore, the central questions in modern Scandinavian schooling are: what are the ways of influence and what power mechanisms are in play throughout the schooling system.

The chapter will investigate what power and influence mean in a school board context. We will conduct comparisons across countries and look into which influence and power relations there are between the school committee as the central focal point and the schools’ most important interests. Therefore, we will look at the relations between the board and the national parliamentary level, the superintendent/the municipal administration, the chair of the board, the principals/schools and lastly the parents and the students. These relations between the board and its stakeholders will be analysed in the terms of power and influence in this chapter.

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Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2014. 117-133 p.
, Educational Governance Research, 1
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Political Science Public Administration Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89374DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05494-0ISBN: 978-3-319-05493-3 (Print)ISBN: 978-3-319-05494-0 (Online)OAI: diva2:720237
Available from: 2014-05-28 Created: 2014-05-28 Last updated: 2014-05-28Bibliographically approved

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