Decentralization of Educational System and its Impact on Local Self-Government in Slovakia

  • Jaroslav Mihalik University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Faculty of Social Sciences, 4/A, Bučianska St., 917 01 Trnava
  • Daniel Klimovský Technical University in Košice, Faculty of Economics, Němcovej 32, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
Keywords: decentralization, school and education system, municipality, regional school system, Slovakia

Abstract

The decentralization of the state public administration was announced in spite of the EU integration process as well as the reform of the state public administration that proved the necessity of transforming and transferring the competences and finances to the subnational levels of governance. From this principle, among others, the regional and municipal administration of education sector evolved in Slovakia. This article aims to study the decentralization development with the particular impact on local self-government and regional school system. The authors argue about the potential threats of school decentralization and challenges that the system of regional and municipal schools brings.

Author Biographies

Jaroslav Mihalik, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Faculty of Social Sciences, 4/A, Bučianska St., 917 01 Trnava
Researcher
Daniel Klimovský, Technical University in Košice, Faculty of Economics, Němcovej 32, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
Faculty of Economics Department of Regional Science and Management Assistant Professor
Published
2014-07-09
Section
Articles

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