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Title: Decentralization Of Educational Management: I A Case Study In Oromia National Regional State
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Ato Ayalew Shibeshi (Assoc. Prof.),
Jeilu, Oumer
Keywords: The Ethiopian government;has pursued decentralization policy
Issue Date: May-2001
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The Ethiopian government has pursued decentralization policy by shifting authority and responsibility to regions. Since 1992, significant changes have been made in the area of provision of educational services, and the management of the education system whose foundation was based on the proclamation issued and the new education and training policy promulgated. The decentralization reform seeks to improve the access, equity, quality and efficiency of education, The decentralization process that has been chosen as an approach to address educational problems was a new phenomena, and a series of factors can complicate its implementation. Thus, the objectives of the study were, to assess how decentralization was working and the extent to which the administrative levels effectively played their roles in implementing the policy of decentralization. Furthermore, assessing changes that took place, favorable conditions and constraints in the implementation were also the focus of the study. Therefore, the study seeks to contribute valuable information related to educational management problems, which is hoped to encourage the conducting of detail process evaluation. The study has made a brief review of the related literature and experiences of some countries. Using a descriptive survey method, data are drawn from focus group meetings, key informant interviews, data gathering questionnaire and direct observations and transcribed and analyzed. The report focused on how objectives/ purposes of decentralization filtered down the educational administrative levels, the extent to which key management functions were maintained at the intermediate levels, authority and decision making were shared in key areas and creating an environment for reform and changes to take place under the decentralization process. The data indicated that the objectives and purposes of decentralization were poorly articulated and differences in opinions existed between decision-makers and implementers. Regarding transfer of power to intermediate levels to under take the management functions, it was not to the expected level. The findings
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