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Patrinos, Harry Anthony – Education Economics, 2013
One of the key features of the Dutch education system is freedom of education--freedom to establish schools and organize teaching. Almost 70% of schools in the Netherlands are administered by private school boards, and all schools are government funded equally. This allows school choice. Using an instrument to identify private school attendance,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, School Choice, Attendance
Patrinos, Harry Anthony – Human Development Network Education, 2010
One of the key features of the Dutch education system is freedom of education--freedom to establish schools and organize teaching. Almost 70 percent of schools in the Netherlands are administered by private school boards, and all schools are government funded equally. This allows school choice. Using an instrument to identify school choice, it is…
Descriptors: Private Education, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, School Choice
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Snoek, Marco – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2003
Stimulated by severe teacher shortages, teacher education in the Netherlands is changing toward competence-based, work- based-, and market-oriented programs. A Dutch scenario project was developed in which four scenarios for the future of teacher education emerged. These scenarios were structured by the freedom of schools to define the type of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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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
Wolf, Patrick J., Ed.; Macedo, Stephen, Ed. – Brookings Institution, 2004
In the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling upholding school choice, policymakers across the country are grappling with the challenge of funding and regulating private schools. Towns, cities, and states are experimenting with a variety of policies, including vouchers, tax credits, and charter schools. Meanwhile, public officials and…
Descriptors: Credits, Tax Credits, Public Officials, Private Schools
Slagter, Peter – 1975
The concerns, problems, mood, and directions of foreign language education in Holland are described. One-year "bridge classes" were established by a bill in 1958 to span the gap between the six years of elementary school and the beginning of higher-level education. The basic conflicts within the system and the society that have prevented…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education