ERIC Number: ED361242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Private Education in Australia and New Zealand. ISIS Document No. 33.
This comparative study of private education in Australia and New Zealand attempts to provide detailed information about the role, status, size, and prospects of the independent educational sector in each of the two countries and to show how it related to such information about other western democracies. The section of the report that concerns Australia is organized into nine sections: (1) "National Background"; (2) "Historical Development--Private Schools and the National System"; (3) "Government and Education"; (4) "Commonwealth Governments, the Schools' Commission and the Independent Schools"; (5) "The States and the Private Schools"; (6) "Statistics"; (7) "The Co-Ordination of Private Schools at Commonwealth and State Levels"; (8) "The Variety of Private Schools"; and (9) "The Status and Future of the Independent Schools." Comparable information is included in the section of the report that focuses on New Zealand. In recent years government support for private schools in each country has eroded somewhat. In both countries the private sector is still more autonomous, more accessible, and less selective in terms of ability and cost than those of most other democratic societies, and in Australia is responsible for the education of 26% of the total school population. (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 (2 British pounds, including inland postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Independent Schools Information Service, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand