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Decentralisation and school-based management in Colombia: An exploration (using systems thinking) of the Full‐Day Schooling programme

Juan David Parra

International Journal of Educational Development, 2022, vol. 91, issue C

Abstract: We discuss the findings of an evaluation of the implementation process of the Colombian Full-Day Schooling programme. The assessment draws on a systems thinking-based approach to delve into the complexities of this social intervention, seen as a system operating within a decentralised governance system. Our research design allowed us to link deficiencies in how the programme arrives at subregions with contradictions between its design -which highly depends on school autonomy- and structural tendencies in Colombia towards recentralising decision-making in national authorities. Questions about how policy debates at different levels -including the international one- shape national education systems are left open.

Keywords: School-based management; Systems Thinking; Full-day schooling; Realist Evaluation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2022.102579

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