Systems of Education Governance and Cultures of Justice in Ireland, Scotland and Pakistan

Fiona King, Christine Forde, Jamila Razzaq, Deirdre Torrance

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This chapter compares the issue of cultures of justice in the systems of education governance in three education systems: Ireland, Scotland and Pakistan. The focus for the comparison are the current policies which shape the regulation of education. These policies were reviewed to identify key issues relating to social justice and equality, decision-making and accountability. From the analysis of each system, three central issues were identified: firstly, the improvement of a state education system; secondly, the degree of decentralisation and centralisation in governance structures and thirdly, the expectations placed on school leaders. The chapter concludes by discussing the tensions between the drive for system improvement and opportunities for school leaders to build strategies to address issues of inequality in schools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCultures of Social Justice Leadership
Subtitle of host publicationAn Intercultural Context of Schools
EditorsPamela S. Angelle, Deirdre Torrance
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-10874-8
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIntercultural Studies in Education
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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