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A Framework for Understanding Educational Governance: The Case of California

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  • Dominic J. Brewer

    () (Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California)

  • Joanna Smith

    () (Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California)

Abstract

Governance is widely believed to be an important determinant of the effectiveness of educational systems. Yet there are few systematic evaluations of the linkages between educational governance and student outcomes, or cogent frameworks for evaluating the effectiveness of governance arrangements in a way that can guide potential policy changes. In this article, we attempt to provide such a framework by identifying indicators of effective educational governance systems drawn from previous research and more than forty interviews with stakeholders at all levels in California, the nation's biggest system. The exploratory research presented here is intended to help inform future studies of educational governance. © 2008 American Education Finance Association

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  • Dominic J. Brewer & Joanna Smith, 2008. "A Framework for Understanding Educational Governance: The Case of California," Education Finance and Policy, MIT Press, vol. 3(1), pages 20-40, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:edfpol:v:3:y:2008:i:1:p:20-40
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    1. Dominic J. Brewer & Kieran M. Killeen & Richard O. Welsh, 2013. "The Role of Politics and Governance in Educational Accountability Systems," Education Finance and Policy, MIT Press, vol. 8(3), pages 378-393, July.

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    Keywords

    governance; student outcomes; California;

    JEL classification:

    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid

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