First published in 1989, Private Schools in Ten Countries provides a much needed comparative study, examining private schooling in England and Wales, Scotland, the USA, Canada, Australia, France, West Germany, the Netherlands and Japan. The authors, all experts in their field, describe the nature and extent of private schooling in an historical, economic, and social context. They discuss government policy and assess the available evidence on the relationship between attendance at a public school and the maintenance of inequalities in that society.
Unique in its discussion of private schooling in a range of countries this book will enable educationists, politicians and policy makers to look beyond the confines of their own country and to give constructive consideration to the variety of ways in which education can be provided and funded
Table of Contents
Contributors List of tables List of figures Introduction: Private schools policy and practice in comparative perspective Geoffrey Walford 1. England and Wales: The role of the private sector Geoff Whitty, Tony Edwards and John Fitz 2. Scotland: Changes in government policy towards private schools Geoffrey Walford 3. United States of America: Contours of continuity and controversy in private schools Peter W Cookson Jr. 4. Canada: Private schools John J .Bergen 5. Australia: Private schools and public policy Don Smart and Janice Dudley 6. France: Catholic Schools, class security and the public sector Richard Teese 7. Federal Republic of Germany: the situation and development of the private school system Manfred Weiss and Corneila Mattern 8. The Netherlands: Benefits and costs of privatized public services: lessons from the Dutch educational system Estelle James 9. Japan: Private Education Brian Holmes Conclusion Geoffrey Walford