Who Chooses? - Who Loses?: Culture, Institutions and the Unequal Effects of School Choice (Sociology of Education)

Who Chooses? - Who Loses?: Culture, Institutions and the Unequal Effects of School Choice (Sociology of Education)

By: etc. (editor), Bruce Fuller (editor), Gary Orfield (Professor, Education and Political Science, Harvard University, USA) (editor), Richard E. Elmore (Professor and Chair, Programs in Administration Planning and Social Policy, Harvard University, USA) (editor)Hardback

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Controversial claims are being debated about school choice and the application of market dynamics to education. But the polemics have far out-paced hard evidence regarding who participates in school choice experiments and what effects are felt by parents, children and schools. This work reports the latest empirical results on choice programmes nationwide. Who benefits and who loses under these programmes? Do innovative forms of schooling flourish? Does student achievement improve? These are the questions addressed by contributors to this book.

Contents

Policy Making in the Dark; Illuminating the School Choice Debate; African-American Students' View of School Choice; Public School Choice in San Antonio; Who Chooses and with What Effects?; Equity and Choice in Detroit; The Local Dynamics of Choice; Ethnic Preferences and Institutional Responses; Who Benefits from the Milwaukee Choice Program?; Public and Private Schools Overseas; Contrasts in Organisation and Effectiveness; After 15 Years - Magnet Schools in Urban Education; Lessons from the Largest School Voucher Program - Two Decades of Experience with Pell Grants; Conclusion - Empirical Research on Educational Choice - What are the Lessons for Policy Makers?

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780807735381
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780807735381
  • ISBN10: 0807735388

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