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Decentralisation, Delegation and Devolution: Towards Self-Governing Schools

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Abstract:

This article examines various school-based models, as used in a sample of self-governing schools in NSW, Victoria and ACT. It discusses in detail devolution and the transfer of power and authority to a decentralised school and the new roles of the school community. The article evaluates the degree of success achieved by self-managed schools in realising the set objectives and outcomes pertaining to governance, resources, curricular innovations and quality in education.

Keywords: Australia; delegation; democratisation; political decentralisation; self-governing schools

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7459/pc/12.3.03

Affiliations: 1: University of Newcastle 2: Australian Catholic University

Publication date: January 1, 2005

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  • Political Crossroads is a bi-annual, international, refereed journal which, since 1990, publishes critical and empirical scholarship in political science and international relations. Its areas of focus include global security, terrorism, national identity, migration and citizenship, and the politics of resources and trade.
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