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Completed research project

Title / Titel School governance and the participation of laymen
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Original title / Originaltitel School Governance und Laienpartizipation
Summary / Zusammenfassung This project investigates changes of lay participation in the context of the professionalization of management structures in the Swiss public school. In most Swiss cantons, professional school boards with operative power were introduced with the project of partial autonomy (Teilautonomisierung) of schools. This raises the question what happens with the local lay commissions that were strategically leading the public school in many cantons up to now. Additionally, school management has changed because parental boards were introduced in many places. The goal of the project is to clarify the relation of professionalization and lay participation concerning both participation forms (local lay commissions and parental boards). First, we will make qualitative case studies in four cantons to investigate changes in lay participation due to the reform of school governance. Second, we will systematically investigate the interaction of school management, school commissions, parental boards, and the local council in all 26 cantons in order to check whether the results from the qualitative case studies are generalisable for Switzerland as such.
Keywords / Suchbegriffe Participation of laymen, school governance, New Public Management, Deliberative Democracy
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Prof. Dr. Daniel Kübler (Project Leader)
Dr. Birte Gundelach
Patricia Buser, lic.phil.
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
SNF (Personen- und Projektförderung)
In collaboration with /
In Zusammenarbeit mit
Prof. Dr. Carsten Quesel
Pädagogische Hochschule
Institut Forschung und Entwicklung
Igelweid 22, 5000 Aarau Schweiz
T +41 62 832 02 88 (Direkt)
T +41 62 832 02 66 (Zentrale)
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Jul 2010 to Dec 2014