Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:15
‘The future of school choice’: a report on CMRE’s ‘School Choice UK’ focus week
Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 11:19
In the past decades, an increasing number of school voucher programmes have been implemented in the US. Geared toward low-income households, these programmes allow participants to use vouchers toward tuition fees in private schools. Since the schemes generally have more applicants than places, lotteries have often been used as a tiebreak device.
Submitted by admin on Mon, 02/22/2016 - 12:15
The merits, or otherwise, of school voucher programmes have been the subject of (often heated) debate for many years. The issues are complex, and comprehensive, balanced and fair appraisals of the evidence of their effectiveness, potential adverse effects, and trade-offs, are rare.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/19/2016 - 10:46
Over the past decade, international comparisons of education have assumed an increasingly important role in domestic policymaking. The big international surveys – principally PISA and TIMSS – have come to dominate thinking, not least through league tables that rank countries based on their pupils’ performances.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:26
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are a growing phenomenon in education research. And the debate now appears to have moved beyond the question of whether or not such trials are desirable to one about whether or not it is possible to run robust trials in practice.