ANALYSE DES PRATIQUES DE GOUVERNANCE DE PROXIMITÉ AU NIVEAU DE L’ÉCOLE FONDAMENTALE DANS LE DÉPARTEMENT DU CENTRE D’HAÏTI: CAS DU RÉSEAU SOMMETS ÉDUCATION
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This thesis titled "Analysis of local governance practices at the primary school level in the Centre Department (Department is a territorial division in Haiti similar to states in the US and provinces in Canada) of Haiti: the case of the Education Summits Network" is intended to make a contribution to the progress of research in the field of the governance of education in Haiti. The thesis attempts to answer the following question: To what extent do local governance practices observed within the Education Summits Network, in their internal dynamics and their dealings with other stakeholders, offer avenues to be considered for a new model for the governance of education in Haiti? The research was based on a qualitative approach commonly used in education research. It was carried out through meetings with actors at the local, departmental and national level who were questioned about local governance practices observed in the Centre Department and across the country. The theoretical framework of this research combined several approaches to education governance and the theoretical framework of Crozier and Friedberg (1977) as a grid for analyzing respondents' discourse. The analysis of the data collected leads to the conclusion that there are embryonic practices that could feed into a change in the governance of education. The continuation of these actions in the long run, their capitalization and government policies could help move resolutely towards localized governance of education. Respondents’ comments revealed a multi-stakeholder governance model at all levels of the system that included a better distribution of roles among stakeholders.