Centralisation and Decentralisation in Education: A New Dimension to Policy
1 provides a review of what is occurring around the world in respect to centralisation and decentralisation. Particular attention is given to developments at the school level in practices variously described
as site-based management, school-based management, local management or the self-managing school. The case is made for the addition of a new dimension that moves the focus from almost exclusive reliance on a vertical line from centre to periphery to equal or even greater weight being given
to lateral arrangements of networks and federations. The student is emerging as the key unit of organisation in a system of education.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Melbourne
Publication date: 2005-01-01
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