School governance has rarely been comparatively or cross-nationally examined with regard to the nation-level organizational environments of schools. Some scholars find evidence that there are norms for school curriculum and classroom instruction that transcend local or regional idiosyncrasies and are relatively standard in many otherwise dissimilar national educational systems. In fact, in this age of globalization, there appear to be certain elements of mass public schooling that have become institutionalized across most school organizations suggesting that in the broadest sense schools are generally large scale and organizationally complex due to high enrollment rates, long periods of formal schooling, and increased access and opportunity for a wider swath of potential students.
|Title of host publication
|Second International Handbook on Globalisation, Education and Policy Research
|Number of pages
|Published - Jan 1 2015