This is a volume in the series: Research in Education Policy: Local, National, and Global Perspectives. Editor(s): Kenneth K. Wong, Brown University.
Given these critical issues in federalism and education, the Forum of Federations, Ottawa, Canada, in collaboration the Fundación Manuel Giménez Abad in Zaragoza, Spain, has organized a Program on “Federalism and Education: Governance, Standards, and Innovation for the 21st Century.” The Program on Federalism and Education aims to examine how countries with federal systems of government design, govern, finance, and assure quality in their educational systems spanning from early childhood to secondary school graduation. Particular attention is given to functional division between governmental layers of the federal system as well as mechanisms of intergovernmental cooperation both vertically and horizontally. The Forum aims to draw out comparative lessons and experiences in an area of great importance to not only federal countries but also countries that are emerging toward a federal system.