Decentralization in Education : National Policies and Practices
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The question of decentralization in education is addressed in the Dakar Framework for Action as an option to be developed to achieve better governance of education systems. Through this publication the report to contribute to the debate on decentralization policies in education in the context of the Education for All (EFA), while seeing how they can be taken into account in the preparation and implementation of national plans of action. The national experience of the 10 Member States analyzed reveals the complexity of educational reform and decentralization processes throughout the world. There are many factors involved, including the new linkages between the different actors and the different levels of responsibility, problems of reform financing and continuity, and the definition and implementation of new modes of participation, dialogue with teachers, training and evaluation. The challenges of decentralization in education are then just as much political as technical.