ERIC Number: ED493327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Educating Citizens: International Perspectives on Civic Values and School Choice
Wolf, Patrick J., Ed.; Macedo, Stephen, Ed.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling upholding school choice, policymakers across the country are grappling with the challenge of funding and regulating private schools. Towns, cities, and states are experimenting with a variety of policies, including vouchers, tax credits, and charter schools. Meanwhile, public officials and citizens continue to debate the issues at the heart of the matter: Why should the government regulate education? Who should do the regulating? How should private schools be regulated, and how much? These questions represent new terrain for many policymakers in the United States. Europe and Canada, however, have struggled with these issues for decades or, in some cases, even a century or more. In this groundbreaking volume, scholars from Europe and the United States come together to ask what Americans can learn from other countries' experience with publicly funded educational choice. Following a preface and the first chapter of the book, an introduction entitled, School Choice, Civic Values, and Problems of Policy Comparison written by Stephen Macedo and Patrick J. Wolf, this book is divided into two parts. Part I, Country Case Studies, presents the next chapters: (2) Regulating School Choice to Promote Civic Values: Constitutional and Political Issues in the Netherlands (Ben P. Vermeulen); (3) Private Schools as Public Provision for Education: School Choice and Market Forces in the Netherlands (Anne Bert Gijkstra, Jaap Dronkers, and Sjoerd Karsten); (4) Regulation, Choice, and Basic Values in Education in England and Wales: A Legal Perspective (Neville Harris); (5) School Choice Policies and Social Integration: The Experience of England and Wales (Stephen Gorard); (6) Regulating School Choice in Belgium's Flemish Community (Jan De Groof); (7) The Civic Implications of Canada's Education System (David E. Campbell); (8) School Choice and Civic Values in Germany (Lutz R. Reuter); (9) School Choice and Its Regulation in France (Denis Meuret); (10) Italy: The Impossible Choice (Luisa Ribolzi); and (11) Do Public and Religious Schools Really Differ? Assessing the European Evidence (Jaap Dronkers). Part II, Analysis and Commentary, continues with chapters: (12) Civic Republicanism, Political Pluralism, and the Regulation of the Private Schools (William Galston); (13) Regulatory Strings and Religious Freedom: Requiring Private Schools to Promote Public Values (Richard W. Garnett); (14) School Choice as a Question of Design (Charles L. Glenn); (15) Regulation in Public and Private Schools in the United States (John F. Witte); and (16) A Regulated Market Model: Considering School Choice in the Netherlands as a Model for the United States (Charles Venegoni and David J. Ferrero). ["Educating Citizens" was edited with David J. Ferrero and Charles Venegoni.]
Descriptors: Credits, Tax Credits, Public Officials, Private Schools, School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Citizenship Education, Civics, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Government Role, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Governance, Educational Administration, Politics of Education, Social Values, Legal Responsibility
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Canada; France; Italy; Netherlands; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales); United States