26 SES 02 B, Comparing Educational Governance
Educational policy makers in many countries have increasingly used standardization and quality assurance as tools in order to steer schools, teachers and school leaders more tightly. The present paper analyses the possible tensions embedded in these streams and how they are mediated the local government level. Theoretically the analysis is based on two different conceptions of governance and control. The first is rooted in institutional organization theory, and is referred to as “thick governance and control”: Implying governance in the form of mobilisation of internal and implicit control factors between the one who governs and those who are governed. The second conception derives from the Public Choice theory and is referred to as “thin governance and control”. This approach considers the relationship between the one who govern and the governed as a pure principal-agent relationship where both are individually utility maximizing rational agents that are controlled by external and explicit pressures and influences. Thin governing and control has gained increased importance as the rule rather than the exception for national governments. However, at school level there is still an anticipation of “thin” normatively integrated control, and the analysis models mediation of these tensions by school boards at the local level.
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