Governing Education in a Complex World
What models of governance are effective in complex education systems? In all systems
an increasing number of stakeholders are involved in designing, delivering and monitoring
education. Like our societies, education systems are increasingly diverse regarding
students, teachers and communities, as well as the values and identities we expect
education to deliver. These trends have increased the complexity of education systems,
leaving decision makers on all governance levels with the question of how to successfully
manoeuvre in this highly dynamic policy area.
Governing Education in a Complex World addresses key challenges involved in governing
modern education systems, looking specifically at complexity, accountability, capacity
building and strategic thinking. The publication brings together research from the
OECD Secretariat and invited chapters from international scholars to provide a state
of the art analysis and a fresh perspective on some of the most challenging issues
facing educational systems today.
Creating the open, dynamic and strategic governance systems necessary for governing
complex systems is not easy. This volume challenges our traditional concepts of education
governance through work on complexity, collaborative networks and decision-making.
In doing so it sets the agenda for thinking about the inclusive and adaptable systems
necessary for governing education in today’s world. The volume will be a useful resource
for those interested in education governance and complexity, particularly policy-makers,
education leaders, teachers and the education research community.
Published on April 12, 2016
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