28 SES 09 A JS, New Public Management and the Modernisation of Education in Europe
Symposium, Joint Session NW 23 and NW 28
At the top of the French State, professional bodies and circles of experts have worked during the last decades to legitimize the principles of NPM in public services and among civil servants. Currently, following the health sector, education has become the new target of policy-makers seeking to rationalize the administration and to make it more accountable. However, due to some historical and cultural legacies, the governance of education remains relatively centralized and standardized despite a modest reform of decentralization in the 1980s. The French education system did not move towards the market and privatization while professions remained largely unaffected by these changes. However, audits were developed, a set of indicators we imposed to lead schools according to some principles of accountability, the curriculum was aligned on a Basic Skill Framework, and Education Priority Areas were transformed in “Education Action Zones”. Currently, the restructuring of the teaching force and a new step towards decentralization are under scrutiny by policy-makers. But Republican ethics, and the attachment of professionals to the State and equality, remain an important filter which hides policy borrowing and the mechanisms of import of tools and ideas from International Organizations.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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