Privatizing education and educational choice

Author: Simon Hakim
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
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Eighteen experts, including Albert Shanker, Ernest L. Boyer, Thomas Kean, and John Menge, examine the issues surrounding educational choice in public school systems and the voucher system for private schools. They discuss when choice should be considered, methods of implementation, and the extent to which government should be involved. Descriptions and evaluations of choice programs that have been implemented are presented. The book includes contributions from both supporters and opponents of choice presented within an academic framework to enhance examination, debate, and analysis. Since 37 states have adopted legislation that provides some kind of choice in the public education system, the issues involved will be important to school boards, educational administrators, public policy makers, parents, and taxpayers.

Pathways to Privatization in Education

Author: Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567503630
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For a variety of reasons market-oriented improvement efforts are becoming increasingly visible on the educational reform landscape. In particular, privatization strategies, such as vouchers and contracting out, are receiving considerable attention at all levels of educational governance and administration. Our objective in this volume is to help the educational community develop a deeper understanding of the privatization movement in general and the major pathways to privatization in particular.

School Choice and the Quasi market

Author: Geoffrey Walford
Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd
ISBN: 1873927231
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Throughout much of the industrialised world in the 1980s and 1990s governments divested themselves of responsibility for providing services for their citizens and espoused the ideology of the market. In education the term ‘quasi-market’ has been used to describe the situation where the market forces introduced into schooling differ in some fundamental respects from classical free markets. This book brings together specially written accounts of developments in the quasi-market in nine countries. The authors were asked to focus on their own particular country and to review policy developments in school choice over the previous five to ten years. In addition they were asked to assess the research evidence on the workings of the quasi-market of schools and, in particular, the effects of such changes on children of different genders and from differing social class and ethnic backgrounds. The result is a series of thought-provoking articles that add greatly to our understanding of the pressures that led to quasi-markets in education, and of how particular countries have responded to such changes and to the potentially inequitable effects of such moves.

Understanding and Assessing the Charter School Movement

Author: Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807741986
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Shows how charter schools have changed in the years since their development, looks at their role in educational reform, and provides background information and details for the future of chartering.

Pros and Cons

Author: S. Clara Kim
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This book provides in-depth analyses of ten major controversial social policy issues currently on the national debate forum that are closely related to our lives and community. The key topics are: abortion, affirmative action policy, the death penalty, gun control, health care reform, human cloning, physician-assisted suicide, social security reform, school voucher program, and welfare reform. For those interested in sociology and political science.

Privatizing Transportation Systems

Author: Simon Hakim
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275948078
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Comprises some 20 essays dealing with the privatization of airports, ports, roads, and mass transit, with an emphasis on US cases, but with reference to examples of privatization worldwide. Four initial contributions provide an overview of privatization efforts, innovations in private-sector involve

Handbook of Research on Educational Administration

Author: Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Sponsored by the American Educational Research Association In this completely revised edition of the Handbook of Research on Educational Administration, distinguished scholars draw from recent and classic studies to offer cross-disciplinary views of the most important research in K-12 education. They address the challenges that school leaders and policymakers face, the pressures that bear on their work, and the issues that they must address in order to create successful schools and districts. This comprehensive reference shows how organizational and leadership theory and practice have not only influenced, but responded to systemic changes in education--ranging from theories of learning to changing student demographics. The contributors are among the most respected researchers and thinkers in the field of educational leadership and administration. In twenty-four chapters, they examine the individual, organizational, and institutional dimensions of leadership--especially as they relate to changing views of teaching and learning, new forms of school organization and governance, and shifting trAnds in the social and community climate. The authors also pay particular attention to the changing roles and responsibilities of school administrators and the vital task of preparing new professionals for the field. Their explorations set the agAnda for future research and policy development. The Handbook of Research on Educational Administration is a vital reference for scholars, researchers, administrators, and graduate students who want to learn the fundamentals and latest findings in educational administration.

Choice and Competition in American Education

Author: Paul E. Peterson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742545816
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This book examines the likely promise and pitfalls of many of the most controversial forms of school choice as well as the introduction of greater competition into the recruitment and compensation of teachers and principals. In a group of essays originally published in Education Next: A Journal of Opinion and Research, these essays paint the picture of an education landscape that will be greatly shaped by choice and competition in the 21st century. Visit our website for sample chapters!