Regeldruk in het onderwijs: Een literatuuronderzoek naar het concept regeldruk en de aanpak ervan in het Nederlandse primair, voortgezet en middelbaar beroepsonderwijs

Marlies Blesgraaf

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For decades, regulatory burden has been a problem for government, schoolboards, school leaders and teachers. In everyday speech, the abstract term regulatory burden roughly refers to the extensive body of regulations and the large number of administrative obligations created by those regulations. There have been numerous attempts to reduce regulatory burden in education. In these policy programs, regulatory burden refers to the costs of complying with rules and regulations. Since these total costs decrease, it appears that regulatory burden is reduced. In daily practice, schoolboards, school leaders and teachers rather experience an increase of regulatory burden.

In this study, Marlies Blesgraaf researches the policy approach of regulatory burden, especially by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. She discusses the policy instruments that were used and combinations of instruments that could be of value. Blesgraaf analyses the literature and discusses factors that contribute to regulatory burden. In addition to factors related to the rule itself, there are also factors related to the context in which that rule must be observed and enforced and factors related to the person who must do it. The research provides insights about the concept of regulatory burden which can be useful for the policy approach to regulatory burden in education.
Original languageDutch
Awarding Institution
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Huisman, Pieter, Supervisor
  • Laemers, MTAB, Supervisor
Award date13 May 2022
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Print ISBNs978-94-6212-679-4
Electronic ISBNs978-90-5189-843-9
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2022

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