Ministries of Education in Small States

Case Studies of Organisation and Management

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The conventional literature on public administration is dominated by the pattern and concerns of large countries. It does not address the needs of small countries, which have very different organisational and managerial frameworks. For example, what degree of specialisation is possible in a ministry which has only a small number of professional staff? And what are the implications for management of highly personalised societies in which everybody seems to know everybody else?

This book presents 14 studies written by people who are actually grappling with the issues about which they write, and will be of value to academics as well as to administrators and trainers. It is a companion to Making Small Practical: The Organisation and Management of Ministries of Education in Small States.



Brunei Darussalam

With 241,000 people and an area of 5,765 square kilometres, Brunei Darussalam is certainly small in population and area. However, the country also has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. In the context of this book this permits interesting comparative analysis, for whereas many other small states face constraints of poverty as well as size, this is not the case in Brunei Darussalam.


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