chapter  8
Staffing Innovations in City Technology Colleges: Policy into Practice
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A key policy question faced by governments in many countries today is how best to encourage professionals to innovate, within a cost-effectiveness framework, so as to increase the effectiveness of publicly funded institutions. In the realm of educational policies, a number of governments of different political persuasions have opted for large-scale restructuring. In the decentralized systems of the USA, for example, different states have interpreted the requirement for higher standards and better value for money in a host of ways, ranging from minor curriculum adjustments to the wholesale privatization of the system by commercial companies.