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Shah, Qasir; Holligan, Chris – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2021
In 2018 James Tooley, and colleagues, launched a no-frills private school -- the Independent Grammar School: Durham (IGSD). This offers full-time education for £58 per week per child (2019-20), in contrast to the markedly higher cost per capita in either the state sector or in established private schools. We question IGSD's affordability and…
Descriptors: Costs, Developing Nations, Private Schools, Institutional Characteristics
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Yagnamurthy, Sreekanth; Tooley, James – Journal of School Choice, 2011
In this commentary Yagnamurthy raises several issues such as right to education, English as the medium of instruction, and quality of education in low-fee and unrecognized schools. Also, Yagnamurthy is of the view that both public and private sectors need to endeavor for equitable participation of all children in education. Tooley replies.
Descriptors: Rural Development, Educational Quality, English Instruction, Private Sector
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Tooley, James – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
Muralidharan and Sundararaman report a randomised controlled trial of a school voucher experiment in Andhra Pradesh, India. The headline findings are that there are no significant academic differences between voucher winners and losers in Telugu, mathematics, English, and science/social studies, although because the private schools appear to use…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Foreign Countries
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Tooley, James; Longfield, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
The affordability of private education is a contentious issue. While the extent of "low-cost" private schooling is widely accepted, there is no agreement on what "low-cost" means in this context and how this relates to affordability for poor families. This paper addresses the lacuna in the literature by defining…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Costs, Tuition, Low Income Students
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Tooley, James – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
The phenomenon of low-cost private schools "mushrooming" in poor areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and elsewhere, is now well-documented. Findings from research by the author's teams and others show that these schools are serving a majority (urban and peri-urban) or significant minority (rural) of the poor, including…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Foreign Countries, Poverty, Rural Areas
Forster, Greg, Ed.; Thompson, C. Bradley, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Leading intellectual figures in the school reform movement, all of them favoring approaches centered around the value of competition and choice, outline different visions for the goal of choice-oriented educational reform and the best means for achieving it. This volume takes the reader inside the movement to empower parents with choice, airing…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, School Choice, Systems Approach, Educational Change
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Dixon, Pauline; Tooley, James – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article provides an update on our earlier paper on the introduction by the Kenyan government in 2003 of free primary education (FPE), and its impact on low-fee private schools. First, published papers that have used our contribution as a springboard for discussion are critically reviewed. The argument and supporting evidence that the poor are…
Descriptors: Evidence, Economically Disadvantaged, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies
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Miller, Paul; Craven, Barrie; Tooley, James – Research Papers in Education, 2014
The 2010 Academies Act was significant in introducing Free Schools to the English education system. Opening up funding to new, non-profit entrants on the basis of demand, the policy has aroused support and controversy on political, philosophical and practical educational grounds with implications for social justice in terms of equity and freedom.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Free Schools, Social Justice, School Choice
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Tooley, James – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2007
This paper challenges Richard Pring's suggestion that parents using private education may be undermining the desire for social justice and equality, using recent arguments of Adam Swift as a springboard. Swift's position on the banning of private schools, which uses a Rawlsian "veil of ignorance" argument, is explored, and it is suggested that, if…
Descriptors: Private Education, Middle Class, Private Schools, Social Justice
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Tooley, James – Journal of Education Policy, 2007
A low-cost private education sector is acknowledged to be serving the poor in developing countries, including India. However, it is widely accepted that this sector cannot provide a route towards "education for all". This conclusion is explored in the light of case study evidence from low-income areas of Hyderabad, India. Private…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economically Disadvantaged, Private Education, Educational Finance
Schagen, Ian; Shamsan, Yarim – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2007
With the introduction of a growing number of private schools in the third world, several organisations and groups are endeavouring to examine the effects of such schooling systems on poor pupils. Professor James Tooley, the client, has collected data from seven regions internationally (three in India, three in Africa and one in China). For this…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Low Income Groups, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Tooley, James; Dixon, Pauline; Gomathi, S. V. – Oxford Review of Education, 2010
This article presents a rejoinder to P. Sarangapani and C. Winch who accuse the authors of creating an "ideological fairytale" about the merits of private education for low income families, specifically in poor areas of Hyderabad. The authors present their remarks on Sarangapani and Winch's reply to their article.
Descriptors: Private Education, Reader Response, Disadvantaged Schools, Educational Opportunities
Srivastava, Prachi, Ed.; Walford, Geoffrey, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2007
The increased marketisation and privatisation of schooling in economically developing countries struggling to achieve Education for All and Millennium Development Goals warrants a focused examination of the phenomenon. However, there is little work on the nature and extent of private provision in countries that, on the one hand, are striving to…
Descriptors: Private Education, Private Schools, Private Sector, Low Income Groups
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Martin-Sardesai, Ann; Irvine, Helen; Tooley, Stuart; Guthrie, James – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Performance management systems have been an inevitable consequence of the development of government research evaluations (GREs) of university research, and have also inevitably affected the working life of academics. The aim of this paper is to track the development of GREs over the past 25 years, by critically evaluating their adoption in the UK…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Tooley, James; Bao, Yong; Dixon, Pauline; Merrifield, John – Journal of School Choice, 2011
There is widespread concern about differences in the quality of state-run and private schooling. The concerns are especially severe in the numerous developing countries where much of the population has left state-provided schooling for private schooling, including many private schools not recognized by the government. The fees charged by the…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Private Schools, Private Sector, School Choice
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