Part of the Educational Governance Research book series (EGTU, volume 11)


This book provides a multilevel and comparative analysis of the effective implementation of performance-based accountability policies in French and Quebec education. Generally speaking, these policies can be defined as sets of objectives, measures, organizational processes, and tools whose goal is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of education systems through the introduction of mechanisms encouraging or forcing actors to aim for measurable objectives or targets and to be answerable for their actions and performances. Studied as such in this volume, these policies are also very rewarding empirical subjects for researchers aiming to investigate broader issues such as the implementation of New Public Management in education, state reforms and the globalization of education governance, since these policies are probably indicative of more general changes in public governance.


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  1. 1.University of MontrealMontrealCanada
  2. 2.University of Eastern-Paris CreteilParisFrance

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