Seminar on 'Governance in education', Amsterdam, 30-31 May 2016

The first day of the seminar, Tracey Burns, leader of the OECD project ‘Governing Complex Education Systems’ ,explained about the paradigm shift from government to governance in education. Participants visited the Hyperion Lyceum, and had the opportunity to discuss, in small groups, governance issues with different stakeholders: pupils, staff, school board, municipality, parents, ...
The second day of the seminar, participants discussed based on the input of an expert panel: Alvaro Almeida dos Santos (President of the General Assembly of the National Public Headmaster Association and member of the Portuguese Education Council) talked about‘School autonomy in Portugal and the pressure for compliance with centralised decisions'; Serban Iosifescu (President of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Pre-university Education) reflected on‘School governance: fine tuning improvement and accountability by using data and indicators'; Edith Hooge (Professor Boards and Governance in Education and Vice Dean at TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg University) explained about‘Trends in accountability processes and mechanisms and the role of the government in a multilevel governance system in Education'.
Final statements were adopted by all members, and a full report of the event was published and disseminated towards relevant stakeholders.