Autonomy and Choice in Context: An International Perspective

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Overview

This book brings together for the first time the most current research about the academic effects and policy implications of the school reform known as parental choice. The topic of choice in education is discussed in terms of why, when, where and how, if at all, it should be implemented. The contents are fourteen original papers written by scholars from Israel, UK, the United States and Canada and brings together the empirical studies of school choice examined in an international context.

This book brings together for the first time the most current research about the academic effects and policy implications of the school reform known as parental choice. The topic of choice in education is discussed in terms of why, when, where and how, if at all, it should be implemented. The contents are fourteen original papers written by scholars from Israel, UK, the United States and Canada and brings together the empirical studies of school choice examined in an international context

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080427775
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/17/1997
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
Major Summary Points 9
Israel
1 School Autonomy in a Centralized System: The Case of Israeli Secondary Education 13
2 Sponsored Autonomy and Misguided Choice: The Rise and Fall of an Educational Endeavor 31
3 School Choice as a Bargain in a Sectarian Educational System 41
4 School Autonomy and Parental Choice: Steps in Local Educational Planning 77
5 Parental Choice as Leverage Toward Social Change in Education: Two Schools in Jerusalem 109
6 Educational Opportunities, Parental Choice, Community Structure, and Mobility: The Case of the Arab Community of Jaffa 135
7 The Function of Evaluation in School Autonomy 161
8 Autonomy and Choice as School Strategies for Peripheral Communities in Israel 177
United States
9 Politics, Markets, and Equality in Schools 203
10 The Design of Schools as Output-Driven Organizations 249
11 School Choice and the Creation of Community 271
12 Creative Non-Compliance 297
13 Schools of Choice and the Revival of Urban Community 323
14 Parental Choice: Consequences for Students, Families and Schools 353
15 Possibilities, Problems, and Progress: Early Lessons from the Charter Movement 389
Great Britain
16 School Autonomy and Parental Choice: Circumscribed Realities of Reform 407
The Netherlands
17 Raising the Effectiveness of Schooling and Learning by Enlarging School Autonomy: The Case of The Netherlands 439
Canada
18 Constraints on Parents' Involvement in School 457
Author Index 477
Subject Index 481
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