ERIC Number: EJ922156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Low-Fee Private Schools in England and in Less Economically Developed Countries. What Can Be Learnt from a Comparison?
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v41 n3 p401-413 2011
There has been a growing amount of research on low-fee private schools in less economically developed countries, but much less on low-fee private schools in developed countries. Yet, low-fee private schools have also been a recent feature of the educational landscape in countries such as Canada, the USA, Australia and Great Britain. This paper draws together some of my previously published work on such schools in England and considers the similarities between low-fee private schools in developed and less economically developed countries. In particular, it examines sponsors' motivations for starting such schools and the motivations of parents for using such schools for their children.
Descriptors: Private Schools, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Tuition, Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Parent Attitudes, Motivation, Costs, School Choice, Christianity, Religious Education
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)