Titel: Schools, Markets and Choice Policies
Autor/en: Stephen Gorard, Fitz John
Juli 2003 - kartoniert - 240 Seiten
Choice and selection are now the key elements in education policies increasingly shaped by market economies. Certain schools are able to be selective about their intake, while it is not uncommon for parents to go to extreme lengths to get their children into their school of choice. The implications of increased school choice and selection extend beyond education.The result of the most exhaustive research ever conducted into choice in secondary education, Schools, Markets and Choice Policies brings together the findings and provides in-depth context, analysis, and discussion. In assessing the impact of choice policies not only on the education system itself, but also on wider society, it provides valuable insight into economic and social segregation. A groundbreaking contribution to the debate on the role of choice and market economies in education, this book will be essential reading for anyone involved in determining or implementing education policy at all levels.
Part 1: Introduction to the debates 1. Markets in public policy: the case of school composition 2. Introducing two debates about markets in education Part 2: School choice and equity 3. What is social segregation and how do we measure it? 4. Changes in the social composition of schools Part 3: School choice and standards 5. What is school performance and how do we measure it? 6. Describing trends in school performance Part 4: Explanation and case studies 7. The role of geography 8. The impact of school organisation 9. The role of the LEA 10. Market frustration for families and schools? 11. Re-appraising the impact of markets
Stephen Gorard, John Fitz and Chris Taylor are all based at the School of Social Sciences at the University of Wales, Cardiff.
"This will be a very important book because it reports on the largest and most scientific study of the vast experiment in school choice underway now for years in England and Wales. This is a hugely controversial subject internationally among policy makers, educators, and the parents....The authors are well known and highly regarded in international scholarly circles. Their scientific methodology is sophisticated and well-informed."
-William Boyd, Pennsylvania State University
"This is a very important book on the subject of choice policies and school segregation. This issue is hotly debated, and extremely ideological. The value of this book is its disciplined combination of quantitative and qualitative methods in anwering questions about the effects of choice policies, an issue with broad international implications."
-William A. Firestone, Rutgers University