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Fairley, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1998
Establishment of a Scottish Parliament in 1999 will pose questions about its relationship to local authorities and their role in education. Possible scenarios are discussed in which Parliament pursues centralization or decentralization in education policy. Recent reforms to local government structures may allow local councils to become partners of…
Descriptors: Centralization, Decentralization, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Campbell, Carol – Scottish Educational Review, 2000
Traces the long-standing debate about the distinctiveness of Scottish education. Examines the development of school-based management in Scotland, differences in policy development between Scotland and England, and the power of the ongoing perception of distinctive Scottish educational values to influence implementation of school-based management…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Decentralization, Educational Change
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Fairley, John; Paterson, Lindsay – Scottish Educational Review, 1995
Argues that the "new managerialism" approach to educational management in Scotland, with its emphasis on performance monitoring, diverts attention away from the core concerns of educational delivery and incurs significant bureaucratic costs. An alternative model, which is based on collegiality and democracy, focuses on professionalism,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Decentralization, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment
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Fairley, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1996
Traces policy trends in Scottish vocational education and training (VET) over the past 20 years. Describes the current institutional framework for VET, which focuses on employer-oriented "local enterprise companies." Suggests that the complexity and decentralization of the VET system impedes evolution of a coherent VET strategy and that…
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Decentralization, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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McPherson, Andrew – Scottish Educational Review, 1989
Examines the potential consequences for Scottish local education authorities of current social and political trends and Conservative government policies, particularly devolution of managerial functions to the schools. Discusses the effect of school performance indicators and parental choice on educational equity. Contains 38 references. (SV)
Descriptors: Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries