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balancing freedom, autonomy and accountability in education volume 2balancing freedom, autonomy and accountability in education volume 2
C.L. Glenn & J. De Groof

Freedom, autonomy and accountability are commonly regarded as very important, but policy-makers do not always pay sufficient attention to the tensions among them. Thus freedom or school autonomy may be sacrificed to accountability, or accountability may be weakened in an effort to provide a wider range of choices for parents, or to give more decision-making authority to individual schools. The authors are convinced that wise design and implementation can produce a successful balance among freedom, autonomy, and accountability, and that considering the approaches adopted by different educational systems can contribute both to design and to implementation.

This four volume collection presents a worldwide overview of the status of freedom, autonomy, and accountability in education, with detailed information on forty countries.

This publication is a useful reference manual for students, government officials, educational lawyers and policy-makers.

included chapters on national education systems, describing the laws and policies under which both public and non-public schools operate in each.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction Jan De Groof and Charles Glenn
Austria Walter Berka and Charles Glenn
Belgium (Flemish Community) Jim Deridder
Belgium (French Community) Xavier Del Grange and Mathias El Berhoumi
Bulgaria Charles Glenn
Czech Republic Milan Pol and Bohumíra Lazarová
Denmark Susanne Wiborg
England Paul Meredith and Ann Blair
Estonia Merilin Kiviorg
Finland Päivi Gynther
France André Legrand and Charles Glenn
Germany Charles Glenn
Greece Vanda Apostolopoulou
Ireland Conor O’Mahony
Italy Fulvio Cortese, Cinzia Piciocchi and Charles Glenn
Latvia Edvins Danovskis
Lithuania Birutė Pranevičienė and Agnė Margevičiūtė
Luxembourg Siggy Koenig
Malta Christopher Bezzina
Netherlands Paul J.J. Zoontjens and Charles Glenn
Northern Ireland Laura Lundy
Norway Nina Volckmar
Poland Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska, Stanisław Łopatowski, Urszula Markowska-Manista and Michał Rynkowski
Romania Raluca Bîgu
Scotland Charles Glenn
Slovenia Zdenko Kodelja and Marjan Šimenc
Spain Arturo Galán and Charles Glenn
Sweden Inger Enkvist, Frank Nordberg and Elisabeth Porath Sjöö
Switzerland Rolf Dubs and Charles Glenn
Volume 2





Balancing freedom, autonomy and accountability in education volume 1Balancing freedom, autonomy and accountability in education volume 1
C.L. Glenn & J. De Groof

Freedom, autonomy and accountability are commonly regarded as very important, but policy-makers do not always pay sufficient attention to the tensions among them. Thus freedom or school autonomy may be sacrificed to accountability, or accountability may be weakened in an effort to provide a wider range of choices for parents, or to give more decision-making authority to individual schools. The authors are convinced that wise design and implementation can produce a successful balance among freedom, autonomy, and accountability, and that considering the approaches adopted by different educational systems can contribute both to design and to implementation.

This four volume collection presents a worldwide overview of the status of freedom, autonomy, and accountability in education, with detailed information on forty countries.

This publication is a useful reference manual for students, government officials, educational lawyers and policy-makers.

Volume 1provided general essays on historical and legal background and comparative perspective on these issues.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction Charles Glenn and Jan De Groof
Historical Overview of State and Schools Charles Glenn
Legal Framework Jan De Groof
Educational Freedom and Religion Charles Glenn Educational Freedom and Culture Charles Glenn
Right to Education Ingo Richter
Funding Ashley Berner
Decentralization and Accountability Genc Alimehmeti
Teachers Bruce Cooper
Admission of Pupils C.W. Noorlander
Homeschooling Michael Donnelly
Distinctive Religious Character Merilin Kiviorg
Values Charles Glenn
Overview: Asia Fatt Hee Tie and Fong Peng Chew
Overview: Africa Andre Keet
Overview: Eastern Europe Maria Smirnova
Overview: Latin America Jorge Alberto Mahecha Rodríguez





Cultural and educational rights in the enlarged EuropeCultural and educational rights in the enlarged Europe
J. De Groof & G. Lauwers (eds.)

“If I were to begin again, I would begin with culture”, said Jean Monnet, the founding father of the European Economic Community. Nevertheless, the European Union is still seen by most citizens as a mere functional arrangement facilitating free trade and mutual co-operation. On the economy, the success of the single market is widely acknowledged. The European Community has also proven effective as a peace project – a framework within which national identities, and some of the conflicts they can generate, have been tempered by the consciousness of being European. However, we have more to do on cultural diversity. Whereas the first responsibility for the realization of cultural and educational rights obligations still lies with the state, a prominent place to education and culture could be laid down in the constitutional Treaty whereby governments could be held accountable for their performance in the field of cultural rights while at the same time elaborating a template for cultural co-existence with which citizens and states can identify.

This book contains the proceedings by scholars from various European countries which were delivered at the European Cultural and Educational Forum in Bruges, 2002 and 2003, organized by the European Association for Education Law and Policy in co-operation with the College of Europe. This Yearbook is part of the International Journal for Education, Law and Policy collection.

When it is ordered in combination with a subscription to the IJELP journal a 40% discount applies. Please contact us for your discount code.





IJELP - Special Issue 2005: Governance, management & accountabilityIJELP - Special Issue 2005: Governance, management & accountability
J. De Groof (general editor), D. Vidoni (special editor)

The contributions in this special issue deal with the following subjects:• What does school autonomy mean in practice?
• The subsidiarity principle in multi-level control within educational systems
• Accountability, evaluation and improvement of schools in England: what does inspection contribute?
• Accountability through external exams and the management of educational institutions
• Performance measurement for the strategic management of educational activities
• Why should teachers want school accountability? Lessons from a comparative approach to the subject
• New prospects in research on school effectiveness and quality
• Accreditation and evaluation: toward a new synthesis?


Other available IJELP volumes:
- special issue on Romania (2004)
- vol. 1 issue 1-2 (2005)
- special issue on Governance, Management and Accountability (2005)
- vol. 2 issue 1-2 (2006)
- vol. 3 issue 1 (2007)
- vol. 4 issue 1-2 (2008)                                                                                                                                                   - vol. 5 issue 1-2 (2009)

Available year books (40% discount for subscribers to the journal)
- Globalisation and competition in education (2003)
- No person shall be denied the right to education (2004)
- Cultural and educational rights in the enlarged Europe (2005)
- The Right to Education and Rights in Education (2006)
- Inequality in Education (2008)                                                                                                                                   - Legimitation and Stability of Political Systems

Subscription fee includes 2 volumes and a 40 % discount on the yearbooks. The special issues will not be published every year, but can be considered a bonus. 

We strongly encourage contributors to submit their contribution by e-mail to IJELP@wolfpublishers.nl, preferably in Microsoft Word format or any compatible format.





International Journal for Education Law and Policy (IJELP)International Journal for Education Law and Policy (IJELP)
J. de Groof, P. Zoontjes, G. Lauwers, G. van der Schyff, I. Richter (eds.)

The peer reviewed International Journal for Education Law and Policy (IJELP), which is the official Journal of ‘The European Association for Education Law and Policy’, provides a critical review of contemporary developments in educational law. The academic journal combines analysis, commentary and documentation on national educational legislation and European and international developments in education. It gives high priority to articles, which provide a comparative perspective and offer a link between law and policy issues. Apart from scholarly articles, IJELP features special thematic reports and contains special country reports. Each issue contains country reports, covering the latest developments in the field of education law, articles of a comparative nature by leading experts in the field and book reviews. The International Journal for Education Law and Policy meets the needs of both academics and practitioners dealing with education issues. Each year two volumes will be released. Price listed is the yearly subscription fee. 

Available IJELP volumes:

- special issue on Romania (2004)
- vol. 1 #1-2 (2005)
- special issue on Governance, Management and Accountability (2005)
- vol. 2 # 1-2 (2006)
- vol. 3 # 1 (2007)
- vol. 4 # 1-2 2008
- vol. 5 # 1-2 2009
- special issue on legitimation and stability of political systems (2010)
- vol. 6 # 1-2 2010

Available year books (40% discount for subscribers to the journal)
- Globalisation and competition in education (2003)
- No person shall be denied the right to education (2004)
- Cultural and educational rights in the enlarged Europe (2005)
- The Right to Education and Rights in Education (2006)
- Inequality in Education (2008)                                                                                              

Subscription fee includes 2 volumes and a 40 % discount on the yearbooks. The special issues will not be published every year, but can be considered a bonus. 

We strongly encourage contributors to submit their contribution by e-mail to IJELP@wolfpublishers.nl, preferably in Microsoft Word format or any compatible format.





De Universitaire Regelgeving (van Vlaanderen)De Universitaire Regelgeving (van Vlaanderen)
Janssens, Y. en De Groof, J.

Ruime tijd na een voormalige codificatie van het universitair onderwijs, verschijnt deze ‘De universitaire regelgeving, coördinatie en annotatie’.

Deze omvattende publicatie is niet enkel een samenhangende indeling van de geldende normering inzake de universiteiten binnen de Vlaamse Gemeenschap en het wetenschappelijk onderzoek (coördinatie). Het boekwerk beoogt ook een artikelsgewijze en volledige historische analyse van de basiswetgeving (annotatie). Meteen wordt een zo nauwkeurig mogelijk beeld geboden van de evolutie in de gedifferentieerde regelgeving van toepassing op de universiteiten na de grondwetsherziening van 1988. De auteurs staan, mede omwille van hun jarenlange betrokkenheid bij universitaire wetgeving, borg voor de degelijkheid bij de opzet van een dergelijk project.

Inhoud:

Deel 1: Universiteitendecreet
Deel 2: Decreten 2003-2004
Structuurdecreet - Participatiedecreet - Flexibiliseringsdecreet * Bijzonder decreet associaties
Deel 3: Inrichting en organisatie van de universiteiten in Vlaanderen
I Academisch Onderwijs
II Onderzoek en dienstverlening
III Studentenvoorzieningen en Studiefinanciering
IV Academisch, Administratief en Technisch Personeel
V Financiering, Beheer en Controle
VI Organieke Reglementen en Instellingen Ook beschikbaar:
De Hogeschoolregelgeving
Addendum Universitaire Regelgeving

Addendum Hogeschoolregelgeving  





The impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on the Rights to Education in Russia: 1992-2004The impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on the Rights to Education in Russia: 1992-2004
Lauwers, G.

The author traces the development of the introduction of European standards on the right to education in Russian legislation. A legal analysis is conducted for the period 1992-2004. The legislative reform is thereby set in the context of Russian history and the present societal context of Russia.

Despite having legislation to cope with the infringements on the right to education, it is argued that implementation in practice has begun but still leaves much to be desired at the eve of 2005. It ends with a review of the reform agenda 2004-2010. Notwithstanding the constitutional guarantees, if legislation is not carried into practical effect, the long-term guarantee of a minimum quality education for each child in Russia remains in doubt.

Gracienne Lauwers studied law and slavistics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.





Globalisation and Competition in EducationGlobalisation and Competition in Education
Groof, J. de ; Lauwers, G. ; Dondelinger, G.

This book contains the proceedings of the European Cultural and Educational Forum which took place in 2002 in Bruges and was hosted jointly by the College of Europe, the European Association for Education Law and Policy, the Province of West Flanders and the City of Bruges. The aim of the Forum was to formulate recommendations on the European educational and cultural space.

The educational session of the Forum 2002 was dedicated to the issues of globalisation and competition in education in the enlarged Europe.The Europe of Knowledge has become a standard expression in discourses.

The European Union needs more highly qualified knowledge workers and traditional qualifications must be supplemented by specialised programmes adapted to a new lifelong learning demand. As this expansion in demand cannot be matched by a proportional rise in public expenditure, educational services are increasingly provided by (1) private and commercial organisations and by (2) borderless, higher education providers often from outside the higher education sector. The regulation of these new providers and the various forms of transnational higher education, of international transferability and recognition of qualifications and credits and of quality assurance and accreditation are challenges to be dealt with.The third factor affecting education is globalisation. It is expected that the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) will restructure the role of governments worldwide, subjecting an ever-greater degree of governmental decision-making to oversight by the WTO. The discussions on globalisation in higher education highlight many underlying tensions between the expansive business agenda being promoted by international corporations and the democratic principles and priorities embraced by the global citizenry as more privatisation and commercialisation of public services such as education can be expected. To a large extent resistance to globalisation in higher education is motivated by a rejection of the marketisation perceived to be inherent in globalisation and a defence of a public good, approach to higher education.





Balancing Freedom, Autonomy and Accountability in Education: 4 volume collectionBalancing Freedom, Autonomy and Accountability in Education: 4 volume collection
C.L. Glenn & J. De Groof

Freedom, autonomy and accountability are commonly regarded as very important, but policy-makers do not always pay sufficient attention to the tensions among them. Thus freedom or school autonomy may be sacrificed to accountability, or accountability may be weakened in an effort to provide a wider range of choices for parents, or to give more decision-making authority to individual schools. The authors are convinced that wise design and implementation can produce a successful balance among freedom, autonomy, and accountability, and that considering the approaches adopted by different educational systems can contribute both to design and to implementation.

This three volume collection presents a worldwide overview of the status of freedom, autonomy, and accountability in education, with detailed information on forty countries.

This publication is a useful reference manual for students, government officials, educational lawyers and policy-makers.

Volume 1 provides an in-depth discussion of the legal and policy principles which are expressed in the commonalities and differences observed among the countries.

Volume 2 reviews the educational policies in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.

Volume 3 reviews the educational policies in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, Israel, Macedonia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, United States, and Uruguay. Volume 4 reviews the educational policies in the following countries: Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Georgia, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan,  Korea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Peru, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Ukraine, Wales. Article: How School Choice, Autonomy, and Accountability Impact Student Achievement: International Evidence by Martin R. West and Ludger Woessmann





No person shall be denied the rights to educationNo person shall be denied the rights to education
Groof, J. de ; Lauwers, G.

All over Europe, governance takes on an increasingly European character, thereby obliging policy makers to comply with the dictates of international and supranational organizations. Although recognizing that the influence of the European Court of Human Rights in education is fairly minor, the high level of compliance with its provisions among signatories is remarkable.

To this end, this book deals with the implementation of the rulings of the EctHR play out in education while seeking both to assess the manner in which signatories implement its provisions and reconcile domestic law with its orders dictates. The key question is whether EctHR case-law could staedily expand and develop into a kind of “Principles of Roman Law” which spread all over Europe, thereby forming the basis of modern European human rights law while contributing to the further development of educational and other legislation in member nations.







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