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Decentralization and student achievement: A comparative analysis of the influence of governance structures on PISA outcomes

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Education decentralization shifts authority from a central education bureaucracy to lower levels of the system, including intermediate governmental agencies, local school boards, or directly with principals and teachers. Theory suggests that decentralized control can enhance the efficiency of education delivery by adapting offerings to the particular needs of a locality, thereby improving quality and relevance and minimizing waste of public funds. Countries exhibit great variation both in their degree of decentralization and which types of decisions they devolve to lower levels of authority. Greater autonomy at the local level may consist of decisions regarding staffing, budgetary control, assessments, or instruction.

The primary question of this study is whether decentralization of education governance impacts student achievement, and if so, what forms of local autonomy are most influential. The proposed study will analyze the effect of decentralization on student achievement across different national contexts in the United States, Chile, Czech Republic, Sweden, and Australia.

The data source for the proposed study is the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an educational assessment of 15-year-old students administered in more than 50 OECD and partner countries every three years. Multivariate regression analysis will be used in this study. Preliminary findings reveal that decentralized control over instruction and the decisions to fire teachers positively influence student achievement. Control of budgetary decisions are more likely to have a positive impact of student achievement when these functions are primarily the responsibility of intermediate governmental agencies or the central education bureaucracy.
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Cullinane, Jenna. and Lincove, Jane. "Decentralization and student achievement: A comparative analysis of the influence of governance structures on PISA outcomes" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 01, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492973_index.html>

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Cullinane, J. and Lincove, J. A. , 2011-05-01 "Decentralization and student achievement: A comparative analysis of the influence of governance structures on PISA outcomes" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492973_index.html

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Abstract: Education decentralization shifts authority from a central education bureaucracy to lower levels of the system, including intermediate governmental agencies, local school boards, or directly with principals and teachers. Theory suggests that decentralized control can enhance the efficiency of education delivery by adapting offerings to the particular needs of a locality, thereby improving quality and relevance and minimizing waste of public funds. Countries exhibit great variation both in their degree of decentralization and which types of decisions they devolve to lower levels of authority. Greater autonomy at the local level may consist of decisions regarding staffing, budgetary control, assessments, or instruction.

The primary question of this study is whether decentralization of education governance impacts student achievement, and if so, what forms of local autonomy are most influential. The proposed study will analyze the effect of decentralization on student achievement across different national contexts in the United States, Chile, Czech Republic, Sweden, and Australia.

The data source for the proposed study is the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an educational assessment of 15-year-old students administered in more than 50 OECD and partner countries every three years. Multivariate regression analysis will be used in this study. Preliminary findings reveal that decentralized control over instruction and the decisions to fire teachers positively influence student achievement. Control of budgetary decisions are more likely to have a positive impact of student achievement when these functions are primarily the responsibility of intermediate governmental agencies or the central education bureaucracy.


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