In deze publicatie onderzoekt Gijsbert Leertouwer de democratische legitimiteit van het onderwijsbestuur. Van wie is de school eigenlijk? In hoeverre is sprake van controle op bestuurders en toezichthouders en van zeggenschap over besluitvorming?
The theory of human capital places man at the heart of all production processes and identifies him as the factor determining income growth and a nations wealth. Onorato Grassi (2004), in particular, defines human capital as the bringing together of individual resources and acquired knowledge, which are then used to put together theories, projects, solutions and plans of action within a dimension of social interaction and a system of inter-relations. These words express the interactive nature of the individual in society, as he or she invests personal resources in the acquisition of knowledge, which is, in turn, used to create and acquire further knowledge, which then furthers the progress of society.
If I were to begin again, I would begin with culture, said Jean Monnet, the founding father of the European Economic Community. Robert Schuman, co-founder of the European Community of Coal and Steel, wrote in 1963: Before becoming a military alliance or an economic entity, Europe has to be a cultural community in the highest sense of the Word.
Nevertheless, the European Union is steel seen by most citizens as a mere functional arrangement facilitating free trade an mutual co-operation.