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Title: School Choice and Competition: Markets in the Public Interest?
Description: Routledge. 1998. (ISBN: 0415139775). Paperback, 23 x 15.6 x 2 red. Condition good. Isbn 0-415-13977-5,0415139775. This book reports on the findings of a unique investigation into the impact of education reforms aimed at introducing more choice and competition into the school system. From the Back Cover This book offers a unique record of the realities of parental choice and competitive pressures on schools. On the basis of research involving thousands of parents and eleven secondary schools monitored over several years, it sets out: empirical findings on parents' preferences and experience of choice, how schools respond to competitive pressures, and local dynamics of quasi-markets theoretical implications for understanding quasi-markets in education and the public interest implications for educational policy, if schools are to be more responsive and inequalities lessened The book provides insights into whether pressures for choice and diversity are in the greater public interest, or if they benefit only the few, and suggests a notion of the public-market as a model for analysing public services. Used: Acceptable.

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