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ERIC Number: EJ976860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0962-0214
Markets in Education: The Impact of School Choice Policies in One Market Context in New Zealand
Stubbs, Tim; Strathdee, Rob
International Studies in Sociology of Education, v22 n2 p97-124 2012
The publication of "Trading in Futures" and "When Schools Compete" helped give empirical support to the view that choice policies increased differences between schools. However, dispute about this research and changes in policy mean that our understanding of the impact of school choice policies in New Zealand remains partial. This paper aims to address continued uncertainty about the impact of school choice policies in New Zealand. It presents the results of a study that drew upon qualitative data gathered in interviews with school principals and on administrative data on the enrolment patterns in the same competition space explored by the Trading in Futures research. The data show that periods of greatest instability in enrolments occurred around the time of change in regulations. (Contains 2 figures, 5 notes and 11 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand