Governance in education: transparency and accountability
This book presents an international review of initiatives aimed at improving transparency and accountability in the management of education in a variety of domains, including: education financing, teacher appointment and transfer, teacher conduct, school management, private tutoring and school nutrition. The strategies described correspond to three different areas: strengthening of management capacities, creation and maintenance of regulatory systems, and enhancing ownership of the management process. A number of promising approaches are presented, such as the promotion of the right to information, the teaching of civic education, and the creation of NGO coalitions against corruption. This report is based on contributions made by a variety of authors to the international seminar on Strategies to Improve Transparency and Accountability in Education, organized by the IIEP in collaboration with the Mexican Secretariat of Basic Education, in Guanajuato, Mexico, 3 to 7 November 2003. Participants included high-level decision-makers, whose presentations are also included in the report.