Institutional Context of Education Systems in Europe: A Cross-Country Comparison on Quality and Equity
R.H. Hofman, W.H.A. Hofman, J.M. Gray, P. Daly
Springer, Aug 27, 2004 - Education - 199 pages
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 extent, therefore, all the systems of education currently in use in Europe face some common challenges. The way in which these challenges are addressed will determine the future of these systems. Key elements in the current debate that are considered in greater detail in this volume include changing views on (a) centre-local relations with signs of an increasing commitment to decentralisation as a guiding principle for developing school governance; (b) school autonomy which is now increasingly regarded as the engine-room for school improvement, especially in relation to sustaining it; and (c) the celebration of community and school choice as a means of securing higher levels of parental involvement.
This volume will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in education, educational research and sociology of education. It will also be of relevance to those interested in the comparison of various education systems and in governance, funding of education and school choice.
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Institutional contexts and effectiveness of schooling
12 A conceptual presentation of assumed relationships
13 Institutional contexts of education systems
131 Publicprivate sector effects
132 Type of funding of public and private education
133 Governance of public and private education
134 Choice and community in public and private education
14 The withincountry publicprivate sector model
3142 Characteristics of Austrian compulsory education
Quality and equity of european education
43 Fair comparisons of public and private schools performance
44 Choice of quality assessment criteria
45 International comparison
46 Overview of TIMSS mathematics assessment
15 Objectives and design of the international project
Selection and definition of indicators
222 Indicators of types of governance
223 Indicators of freedom of school choice
Country reports education systems in Europe
332 Characteristics of Scottish compulsory education
342 Characteristics of Swedish compulsory education
36 The Netherlands
382 Characteristics of German compulsory education
392 Characteristics of French compulsory education
312 Belgium French
3122 Characteristics of Belgium French compulsory education
313 Belgium Flemish
3132 Characteristics of Belgium Flemish compulsory education
48 Comparison of quality and equity across European countries
49 The outcomes within a broader perspective
410 Interpretation of configurations of institutional contexts
411 Educational expenditure
Configurations of institutional contexts
52 Configuration theory and multidimensional scaling
54 Interpretation of configurations
55 Four configurations of institutional contexts
56 Public and private schools
Reflections and explanations
622 Selectivity of the countrys education system
623 Equity in education
624 The specific distribution of public and private schools
631 Types and features of school governance
633 Influence of local educational authorities
642 Parental school choice and admission policies
643 Parental choice and financial and social resources
645 New types of schools
Summary and implications for worldwide education
72 Key dimensions of context
73 Types of funding
731 Arrangements for governance
74 Country configurations
75 Do the differences affect academic performance
751 Comparing the outcomes with PISA
752 Educational expenditure and quality of education systems
753 The quest for higher performance
754 The power of markets and the freedom to choose
755 Church class and identity
76 Implications for public and private education
761 Strong systems
762 Emerging trends
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