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Hofman, R. H.; Hofman, W. H. A.; Gray, J. M. – Comparative Education, 2008
"Institutional context" has come to play an important role in the explanation of differences in "effectiveness" between schools. But what is meant by such a concept differs from system to system. In this study we typify education systems based on indicators of institutional contexts such as: the financial base of public-private…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Private Education, School Choice, Educational Change
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Karsten, Sjoerd – Comparative Education, 1999
Traces the development of Dutch educational policy since the compromise of 1917, by which private and public schools were given equal financial support. Examines the extent to which neoliberal reforms of the 1980s brought about radical changes in the Dutch education system, focusing on increased autonomy, freedom of school choice, privatization,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Decentralization, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education