This global collection brings a new perspective to the field of comparative education by presenting trust, capacity and accountability as the three building blocks of education systems and education system reform. In exploring how these three factors relate to student learning outcomes across different international contexts, this book provides a powerful framework for a more equal system. 

Drawing upon research and case studies from scholars, policymakers and experts from international agencies across five continents, this book shows how trust, capacity and accountability interact in ways and with consequences that vary among countries, pointing readers towards understanding potential leverage points for system change.

Trust, Accountability, and Capacity in Education System Reform illuminates how these three concepts are embedded in an institutional context temporally, socially and institutionally and offers an analysis that will be of use to researchers, policymakers and agencies working in comparative education and towards education system reform.

Chapter 11 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429344855

chapter 1|29 pages

Trust, Accountability and Capacity

Three building blocks of education system reform

chapter 2|25 pages

Governance of Education Systems

Trust, accountability and capacity in hierarchies, markets and networks

chapter 3|23 pages

Trust-Based Accountability in Education

The role of intrinsic motivation

chapter 7|20 pages

Trust, Professional Capacity and Accountability in School Improvement

Austria's quality management system

chapter 10|21 pages

From Hierarchy and Market to Hierarchy and Network Governance in Chile

Enhancing accountability, capacity and trust in public education

chapter 11|30 pages

Contrasting Approaches, Comparable Efficacy?

How macro-level trust influences teacher accountability in Finland and Singapore

chapter 13|14 pages

Downward Spiral or Upward Trajectory?

Building a public profession to meet the shifting technical, social and political demands of education

chapter 14|17 pages

Trust, Capacity and Accountability

A triptych for improving learning outcomes