Deconcentration

definition

[Form of decentralisation]. Transfer to lower administrative levels.

example of use

It is important to emphasize that governance in one country seldom follows a totally pure model, but is rather a mixture of some of the above-mentioned models. For instance, even in fairly centralized systems some responsibilities will be given to lower level administrative units. In such a country, the governance framework will therefore be a mix of centralization with some trend of deconcentration. Overall, this will depend on the level and kind of actors considered to be the best placed in each country to make specific decisions in the field of education, and overall in the context of each country (ED/PED and IIEP, 2012: 53). , Moving the responsibilities for providing education from the central government down to regional or local governments is technically referred to as devolution. Moving responsibilities to the school itself is commonly referred to as school autonomy, or school based management. Giving lower levels of government education bureaucracy (lower administrative offices) enhanced decision-making responsibilities, while the centre retains overall control, is called deconcentration (UNESCO, 2012: 2).

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