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Schutz, Gabriela; West, Martin R.; Wobmann, Ludger – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
School systems aspire to provide equal opportunity for all, irrespective of socio-economic status (SES). Much of the criticism of recent school reforms that introduce accountability, autonomy, and choice emphasizes their potentially negative consequences for equity. This report provides new evidence on how national features of accountability,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations, Foreign Countries, Accountability
Corten, Rense; Dronkers, Jaap – Education Working Paper Archive, 2006
We consider the question whether pupils from the lower social strata perform better in private government-dependent schools than in public or private-independent schools, using the PISA 2000 data on European high schools. In the eighty's, Coleman and Hoffer (1987) found in the USA that the performance of these pupils was better at religious…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Secondary School Students, Socioeconomic Status