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International Review of Education

, Volume 50, Issue 3–4, pp 325–346 | Cite as

Privatisation, Decentralisation And Governance In Education In The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany And Sweden

  • Holger Daun
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Abstract

The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany and Sweden differ culturally and economically, but they commonly exhibit general trends of decentralisation in the control of educational processes and outcomes. The present contribution looks at these five European countries as the venue for case studies in educational restructuring as well as evaluation, assessment and reporting. It shows that such trends have been most radical in the Czech Republic and Sweden, while England has centralised curriculum policy and France has devolved some decision-making to bodies at lower levels, but as representatives of the central state.

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European Country Czech Republic General Trend Central State Educational Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of International EducationUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden

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