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Institutional Context of Education Systems in Europe A Cross-Country Comparison on Quality and Equity

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ISBN-10: 1402027443

ISBN-13: 9781402027444

Edition: 2004

Authors: R. H. Hofman, W. H. A. Hofman, J. M. Gray, P. Daly

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Based on empirical analysis using configuration theory and multi-dimensional scaling, this book provides insight into types of relationships that can be found between groups of countries with certain institutional context features, and into the quality and equity of their education system. In this volume, the authors take up the challenge of considering what a European settlement might look like. In doing so, they take into account worldwide trends and the increasing evidence of convergence across educational systems. The outcomes of comparative analyses seem to suggest that strong education systems in terms of finance, governance and choice could be preferable. To a greater or lesser…    
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Book details

List price: $159.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 8/27/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 199
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
About the editors
Institutional contexts and effectiveness of schooling
Introduction
A conceptual presentation of assumed relationships
Institutional contexts of education systems
Public/private sector effects
Type of funding of public and private education
Governance of public and private education
Choice and community in public and private education
The within-country public/private sector model
Objectives and design of the international project
Acknowledgements
Selection and definition of indicators
Introduction
Selection and description of six indicators of institutional context
Funding of schools
Indicators of types of governance
Indicators of freedom of school choice
Country reports: education systems in Europe
Introduction
Spain
Country profile
Characteristics of Spanish compulsory education
Public and private schools: key characteristics
Scotland
Country profile
Characteristics of Scottish compulsory education
Public and private schools: key characteristics
Sweden
Country profile
Characteristics of Swedish compulsory education
Public and private schools: key characteristics
Portugal
Country profile
Characteristics of Portuguese compulsory education
Public and private schools: key characteristics
The Netherlands
Country profile
Characteristics of Dutch compulsory education
Public and private education: key characteristics
Ireland
Country profile
Characteristics of Irish compulsory education
Public and private schools: key characteristics
Germany
Country profile
Characteristics of German compulsory education
Public and private schools: key characteristics
France
Country profile
Characteristics of French compulsory education
Public and private schools: key characteristics
England
Country profile
Characteristics of compulsory education in England
Public and private education: key characteristics
Denmark
Country profile
Characteristics of Danish compulsory education
Public and private schools: key characteristics
Belgium (French)
Country profile
Characteristics of Belgium (French) compulsory education
Public and private schools: key characteristics
Belgium (Flemish)
Country profile
Characteristics of Belgium (Flemish) compulsory education
Public and private schools: key characteristics
Austria
Country profile
Characteristics of Austrian compulsory education
Public and private schools: key characteristics
Quality and equity of European education
Introduction
Distribution of public and private education
Fair comparisons of public and private schools'' performance
Choice of quality assessment criteria
International comparison
Overview of TIMSS mathematics assessment
Methodology
Comparison of quality and equity across European countries
The outcomes within a broader perspective
Interpreting our results in comparison to PISA outcomes
Educational expenditure
Configurations of institutional contexts
Introduction
Configuration theory and multidimensional scaling
Towards dimensions of institutional contexts
Interpretation of configurations
Four configurations of institutional contexts
Public and private schools
Reflections and explanations
Introduction
Size and funding of public and private education
Grant-aided private versus "truly" private education
Selectivity of the country''s education system
Equity in education
The specific distribution of public and private schools
Govern