Decentralisation, privatisation and the role of the State

Year: 2004

Author: Zajda, Joseph

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The article explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research of the State, privatisation, and decentralisation in education globally. It demonstrates the neo-liberal ideological imperatives of privatisation and decentralisation, and illustrates the way the relationship between the State and education policy affects current models and trends in privatisation and decentralisation of schooling. The dominant discourses and debates pertaining to the newly constructed and re-invented Grand Narratives of privatisation and decentralisation in education are critiqued.