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ERIC Number: EJ1176277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
School Voucher Funding System of Post-Soviet Georgia: From Lack of Funding to Lack of Deliverables
Tabatadze, Shalva; Gorgadze, Natia
Journal of School Choice, v12 n2 p271-302 2018
This research explores the school funding system in post-Soviet Georgia. The research aimed to answer the following research questions: (1) Does the voucher system promote cost effectiveness, and does increased funding improve the academic achievements of schools?; (2) To what extent does the school voucher funding system promote freedom of school choice?; (3) How effective is the school funding system in promoting the privatization of general education?; and (4) The content analysis research method was used in the study. The study revealed important problems in the general education funding system of post-Soviet Georgia in terms of cost effectiveness, school choice, and the development of the private school sector. The authors argue that the absence of linkages between funding and educational reform is the main challenge facing the education system. The introduction of a differentiated, need-based, top-up funding model for private schools could improve opportunities for school choice and promote the establishment of free schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: USAID
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia Republic
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A