Introduction to the Special Issue on Public Administration in Education
Although education is one of the key public spheres, only about 3% (2801 out of 9,319) of all papers have devoted to education in top-journals of public administration research in the last decade. There is a lack of discussions linking broad issues of public administration with specific phenomena in education. This special issue (SI) aims at renewing the attention to this field of study from the specific viewpoint of public management and administration disciplines. Specifically, the SI covers four streams of public administration research in education: policy regimes and reforms, distribution of public resources, efficiency of public education organizations, and micro-level practices of policy implementation. Overall, the SI adopt an approach based on analyzing the relationship between governance arrangements and its characteristic and results, with a specific attention to (i) country-level considerations and (ii) higher education as the field of application.