School Choice and Competition: Markets in the Public Interest? by Philip WoodsSchool Choice and Competition: Markets in the Public Interest? by Philip Woods

School Choice and Competition: Markets in the Public Interest?

byPhilip Woods, Carl Bagley, Ron Glatter

Paperback | May 7, 1998

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This book offers a unique record of the realities of parental choice and competitive pressures on schools. On the basis of research involving thousands of parents and eleven secondary schools monitored over several years, it sets out: * empirical findings on parents' preferences and experience of choice, how schools respond to competitive pressures, and local dynamics of quasi-markets * theoretical implications for understanding quasi-markets in education and the public interest * implications for educational policy, if schools are to be more responsive and inequalities lessened The book provides insights into whether pressures for choice and diversity are in the greater public interest, or if they benefit only the few, and suggests a notion of thepublic-marketas a model for analysing public services.
Title:School Choice and Competition: Markets in the Public Interest?Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.8 inPublished:May 7, 1998Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415139775

ISBN - 13:9780415139779

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