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ERIC Number: EJ1131074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0962-0214
School Choice with Education Vouchers: An Empirical Case Study from Hong Kong
Lee, Amelia N. Y.; Bagley, Carl
International Studies in Sociology of Education, v26 n1 p3-18 2016
This paper seeks to question what impact education vouchers have on the process of school choice. The context examined in the paper is the Pre-primary Education Voucher Scheme ("Voucher Scheme") introduced in 2007 in Hong Kong. Using a Straussian grounded theory method, data collected from 40 parent interviews are coded, analysed and developed into categories. The paper analytically situates the findings within a model, derived from the data, which is based on two properties: "orientation" and "time". "Orientation" differentiates and emphasises the significance of choice factors in relation to the school versus the family, and "time" is related to focus on the present versus the future. The paper subsequently presents the data related to these properties and reflects on the intricate dynamic of parents' school choice decisions under the Voucher Scheme.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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