Menekülés az iskolától

Forray R., Katalin and Kozma, Tamás (2013) Menekülés az iskolától. Educatio, 22. (1). (Submitted)


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After the enthusiasm of 1989/90 (the political transition in Hungary), the local schools has runned by the local authorities. The grass-rooted decentralisation, however, ended up in growing tensions between the local and the central educational authorities. After the 2010 parliamentary and local elections, the government implemented a massive centralisation policy, offering “opting out” possibility for every local authority who became unable to finance its own school any more. Why do the local governments (having been enthusiastic before) want to give back their institutions today? And why do the teachers protest against the recentralisation process? Telling the story of recentralisation in a Hungarian town, the authors discover a new power sharing between the local authorities and the teacher organisations. Teachers became more and more influential (informal power) in the local society so they were able to limit the educational policy decisions of the local government. The loss of power ended up with financial crisis of the schools. The authors suggest that decentralisation and recentralisation are complementary policies, and both of them has to be applied to balance the growing costs of education.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education / oktatás > L1 Education (General) / oktatás általában > L10 School organization / iskolaszervezet
Depositing User: Dr Tamas Kozma
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 14:18
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 11:49

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