Autonomy and Choice in Context: An International Perspective / Edition 1

Autonomy and Choice in Context: An International Perspective / Edition 1

by R. Shapira, P. Cookson, Shapira R. Shapira
     
 

ISBN-10: 0080427774

ISBN-13: 9780080427775

Pub. Date: 11/17/1997

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

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…  See more details below

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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.

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
Introduction1
Major Summary Points9
Israel
1School Autonomy in a Centralized System: The Case of Israeli Secondary Education13
2Sponsored Autonomy and Misguided Choice: The Rise and Fall of an Educational Endeavor31
3School Choice as a Bargain in a Sectarian Educational System41
4School Autonomy and Parental Choice: Steps in Local Educational Planning77
5Parental Choice as Leverage Toward Social Change in Education: Two Schools in Jerusalem109
6Educational Opportunities, Parental Choice, Community Structure, and Mobility: The Case of the Arab Community of Jaffa135
7The Function of Evaluation in School Autonomy161
8Autonomy and Choice as School Strategies for Peripheral Communities in Israel177
United States
9Politics, Markets, and Equality in Schools203
10The Design of Schools as Output-Driven Organizations249
11School Choice and the Creation of Community271
12Creative Non-Compliance297
13Schools of Choice and the Revival of Urban Community323
14Parental Choice: Consequences for Students, Families and Schools353
15Possibilities, Problems, and Progress: Early Lessons from the Charter Movement389
Great Britain
16School Autonomy and Parental Choice: Circumscribed Realities of Reform407
The Netherlands
17Raising the Effectiveness of Schooling and Learning by Enlarging School Autonomy: The Case of The Netherlands439
Canada
18Constraints on Parents' Involvement in School457
Author Index477
Subject Index481

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