publication . Research . Article . 2015

Decentralisation and school autonomy impact on the quality of education: the case of two MENA countries

Josep Oriol Escardíbul Ferrá; Nehal Helmy;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Institut d’Economia de Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
An effective institutional structure is a crucial tool for having a highly functioning education system and consequently, economic growth and development. We analyse the effects of decentralisation and school autonomy on the quality of education in two MENA countries (Jordan and Tunisia), by using the OECD PISA 2009 database. Results reveal that decentralisation has a positive impact on the quality of education in some decision-making areas, whereas most autonomy related variables are not significant. Accordingly, schools with more autonomy management and facing more competition do not lead to different results than others, while (public) ownership is positively...
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free text keywords: Planificació educativa, Descentralització administrativa, Programme for International Student Assessment, Tunísia, Educational planning, Decentralization in government, Tunisia, Political science, Student achievement, Autonomy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Decentralization, Economic growth, Accountability, Institutional structure
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