School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships (The MIT Press)

School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships (The MIT Press)

By: Paul E. Peterson (editor), Rajashri Chakrabarti (editor)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

£6.57 RRP £6.99  You save £0.42 (6%) & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £20

Description

Analyses and studies of public-private partnerships in education and the varied forms they take in different parts of the world. Public-private partnerships in education exist in various forms around the world, in both developed and developing countries. Despite this, and despite the importance of human capital for economic growth, systematic analysis has been limited and scattered, with most scholarly attention going to initiatives in the United States. This volume hlelps to fill the gap, bringing together recent studies on public-private partnerships in different parts of the world, including Asia, North and South America, and Europe. These initiatives vary significantly in form and structure, and School Choice International offers not only comprehensive overviews (including a cross-country analysis of student achievement) but also detailed studies of specific initiatives in particular countries. Two chapters compare public and private schools in India and the relative efficacy of these two sectors in providing education. Other chapters examine the use of publicly funded vouchers in Chile and Colombia, reporting promising results in Colombia but ambiguous findings in Chile; and student outcomes in publicly funded, privately managed schools (similar to American charter schools) in two countries: Colombia's "concession schools" and the United Kingdom's City Academies Programme. Taken together, these studies offer important insights for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers into the purposes, directions, and effects of different public-private educational initiatives. Contributors Felipe Barrera, Cristian Bellei, Eric P. Bettinger, Rajashri Chakrabarti, Geeta G. Kingdon, Michael Kremer, Norman LaRocque, Stephen Machin, Karthik Muralidhara, Thomas Nechyba, Harry A. Patrinos, Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmann

About Author

Rajashri Chakrabarti is an economist with the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Paul E. Peterson is Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University. He is the author or editor of many books, including Schools and the Equal Opportunity Problem, coedited with Ludger Woessmann (MIT Press, 2007). Ludger Woessmann is Professor of Economics at the University of Munich and Director of the Ifo Center for the Economics of Education and Innovation. Hanushek and Woessmann are coauthors (with Paul E. Peterson) of Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School. Michael is a professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago. Stephen Machin is Professor of Economics at University College London and Research Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780262033763
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780262033763
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 0262033763

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close