ERIC Number: ED224152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Public Finance of Private Schools: Observations from Abroad.
Sherman, Joel D.
An overview of several countries' experiences in financing private elementary and secondary education is provided in this paper. The first section presents some general observations about government finance of private schools. These observations are drawn from experience in Australia, Canada, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Netherlands. The second section examines finance arrangements in Australia, which has instituted financial aid to private schools gradually over the last 30 years. This section describes the evolution of Commonwealth funding arrangements, outlines the structure of current Commonwealth aid programs and policies, and assesses the possible implications of the Australian experience in financing private education for the United States. Such implications include the recommendation that an aid program should not benefit only private schools but should be part of a package benefiting public schools also. It is also recommended that a slow evolutionary approach to government funding of private schools be taken. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Private School Aid, Program Descriptions, State Aid
Publications, Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, School of Education, CERAS Building, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.
Identifiers: Australia; Canada; Germany; Netherlands
Note: Prepared for the Tuition Tax Credit Seminar (Washington, DC, October 22, 1981).