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Balancing Decentralisation with Centralisation

  • Charlene Tan
Chapter
Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 21)

Abstract

The Shanghai authorities combine decentralisation and centralisation to encourage school autonomy while maintaining central control.

Keywords

School Leader Curriculum Reform District Government School Inspection District Authority 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charlene Tan
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  1. 1.Policy and Leadership Studies National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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