ERIC Number: ED361239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Independent Education in Western Europe. ISIS Document No. 34.
This study describes the legal status, aims, organization, resources, role and future prospects of the independent educational sector of each of 17 countries of Western Europe and the context in which it operates. The term "independent" schools is meant to include what traditionally have been called private schools, and also includes schools that are run by either charitable or non-profit making institutions that differ from the state system by reason of their independent status and their freedom to control their own affairs. The study also is intended to demonstrate the nature of and the reasons for the very considerable differences between independent education amongst Western European countries in the degree of freedom allowed and support given to independent schools and parents in order to ensure equality of opportunity to choose and variety of educational offerings. Individual reports are presented about the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, The United Kingdom, Austria, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. (An appendix includes a list of independent school associations.) (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Private Education, Private Schools
National Independent Schools Information Service, 56 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AG England, United Kingdom (5 British pounds, including inland postage and packing).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Independent Schools Information Service, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Europe