ERIC Number: ED438594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
School Choice and the Quasi-market. Oxford Studies in Comparative Education. Volume 6, Number 1.
Walford, Geoffrey, Ed.
This book examines the development of educational "quasi-markets" in nine different countries. Each chapter focuses on a particular country and explores the development of school choice over the last 5 to 10 years, assessing the research evidence on the workings of the quasi-market of schools. The chapters discuss the nature of the choice-making process, the relationship between parent/child choice and selection by schools, the connection between school-choice programs and broader government policy, the nature of resistance and contestation of policies, and the possible longer-term effects of the changes on education and schooling. The chapters are as follows: "School Choice in the Netherlands" (Sjoerd Karsten and Christine Teelken); "School Choice and Quasi-Market in Swedish Education" (Gary Miron); "School Choice and the Quasi-market in England and Wales" (Geoffrey Walford); "Market Trends in the French School System: Overt Policy, Hidden Strategies, Actual Changes" (Agnes van Zanten); "Germany: Competitive Inequality in Education Quasi-Markets" (Manfred Weiss and Brigitte Steinert); "School Choice in the United States: Progressive Individualism, Educational Deregulation, and the Public Good" (Peter W. Cookson, Jr.); "Marketisation in Australian Schooling" (Simon Marginson); and "School Choice and the Quasi-market in New Zealand: 'Tomorrow's Schools Today'" (Liz Gordon). (RJM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Free Enterprise System, Government School Relationship, International Education, School Choice
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