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The expansion of “private” schools in England, Sweden and Eastern Germany: a comparative perspective on policy development, regulation, policy goals and ideas

West, Anne and Nikolai, Rita (2017) The expansion of “private” schools in England, Sweden and Eastern Germany: a comparative perspective on policy development, regulation, policy goals and ideas. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice. ISSN 1387-6988

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13876988.2016.1262549

Abstract

In a diverse range of European countries, there has been an increase in the proportion of pupils attending schools owned by private bodies but funded by the state. In this article we compare the policy development and governance of private government-dependent schools in three countries/regions: England, Sweden, and Berlin/Brandenburg in Eastern Germany. We find that the regulatory frameworks vary and are associated with specific policy goals and ideas, with apparently similar ideas having different meanings. We also find that the growth of private government dependent schools is related to policy goals, differing institutional configurations and political parties.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fcpa20/current
Additional Information: © 2017 The Editor, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 16:48
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 15:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68294

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