10 June 2007

This work carries on to study three different topics about the decentralization process:

— the general frame concerning on the pedagogical foundations in decentralization
— the comparative perspective about the indicators for the European Systems of Education addressing to the decentralization process
— the experience, background and decission making in Galician University System about the coordination and decentralization in Higher Educational Systems.
Decentralization process, as a matter of fact, is operating in political, social and educational areas. Decentralization, as a decission making, means a new chance for the autonomy and the choice of a new way to organize the educational systems. Decentralization is an alternative process to centralization, but in no way we must identify decentralization with quality and centralization with miseducation or unworthwhile activities.

Educational Decentralization tries to organize the educational systems facing antinomic questions:

— isolation/cooperation
— regionalization/internationalization
— homogeneity/heterogeneity
— autoidentification/diversity.

8 June 2007

In the developed countries it has been established a clear distinction between rights and liberties. In the welfare state there is a permanent focus to human rights. Thinking things over the human rights head the social dimension of the human being. Fifty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights we are ready to ask for a new discipline in education such as "Education for development". This proposal could be studied in two different and complementary ways: a) The relationship between the right to education and information society. b) The need of "education for development" as a social right in the general process of social democratization and administrative decentralization in modern society.