ERIC Number: ED406741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Privatization in Education.
Research Roundup, v11 n3 Spr 1996
Privatization calls for substantially trimming the scope and breadth of government services, replacing them with private or other nongovernmental operators. The attraction of privatization is reduced costs and increased management flexibility. To date, the arrangement has received substantial support from students and parents in situations that offered a full range of choice; however, it has not always produced higher student achievement. This brief contains an annotated bibliography of five publications that focus on privatization: (1) "Privatizing Education and Educational Choice: Concepts, Plans, and Experiences" (Simon Hakim, Paul Seidenstat, and Gary Bowman); (2) "Making Schools Work: Contracting Options for Better Management" (Janet R. Beales and John O'Leary); (3)"Reinventing Public Education" (Paul T. Hill); (4) "Public Schools Go Private" (Donna Harrington-Lueker); and (5) "Come Tesser with Us" (Pat Ordovensky). (LMI)
Descriptors: Contracts, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Enterprise System, Private Sector, Privatization, Public Schools, School Business Relationship, School Choice, School Organization
Educational Products, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 ($2.50; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.