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THE U.S. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM: CAN IT BE A MODEL FOR EUROPE?

Patricia Maloney and Karl Ulrich Mayer

in United in Diversity?: Comparing Social Models in Europe and America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376630
eISBN:
9780199865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376630.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter is organized as follows. The first section gives a stylized description of the elementary and secondary education systems as they map onto the life course in childhood and early ... More


What Do BRIC Higher Education Strategies Imply for the Future?

Martin Carnoy, Prashant Loyalka, Maria Dobryakova, Rafiq Dossani, Isak Froumin, Katherine Kuhns, Jandhyala B. G. Tilak, and Rong Wang

in University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy: Triumph of the BRICs?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786010
eISBN:
9780804786416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786010.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The chapter summarizes the findings of the book on the five major questions posed by the state centered model developed in the first chapter. What were the forces driving the BRIC states to expand ... More


BRIC Higher Education and Social Equity

Martin Carnoy, Prashant Loyalka, Maria Dobryakova, Rafiq Dossani, Isak Froumin, Katherine Kuhns, Jandhyala B. G. Tilak, and Rong Wang

in University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy: Triumph of the BRICs?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786010
eISBN:
9780804786416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786010.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The chapter examines the complex relationship between higher education expansion and income inequality in developing countries using a standard human capital model and empirical data from the BRIC ... More


The Quality of Education

in Public No More: A New Path to Excellence for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804780506
eISBN:
9780804782197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804780506.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter considers the issue of quality in higher education in the U.S. It explains that the quality of public higher education is difficult to define accurately and suggests that a public ... More


Introduction

Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, and Jane Waldfogel

in An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This is the introductory chapter to a comparative volume examining how successfully, and through what mechanisms, policies in eight different countries ensure access to high quality early education ... More


Does Public School Competition Affect Teacher Quality?

Eric A. Hanushek and Steven G. Rivkin

in The Economics of School Choice

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355337
eISBN:
9780226355344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355344.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines how public schools respond to competition from other schools, and how competition affects teaching quality, using data from the public school system in Texas. It evaluates the ... More


Equal access to early childhood education and care? The case of the UK

Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, and Jane Waldfogel

in An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the extent to which disadvantaged children are able to access high quality early childhood education and care in the UK, highlighting both developments over the past 15 years ... More


Education, Earnings, and Returns to Schooling in Tunisia

Imed Limam and Abdelwahab Ben Hafaiedh

in The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198799863
eISBN:
9780191864698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799863.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter aims at identifying the main determinants of earnings and at estimating the private returns to education in Tunisia. The private rate of return to schooling is relatively low by ... More


Education in Ghana: Access, Quality, and Prospects for Reforms

Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong

in The Economy of Ghana Sixty Years after Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198753438
eISBN:
9780191815065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753438.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In spite of rapid increases in enrolments at all levels of education in Ghana, the educational ‘dividend’ has not been realized in Ghana as increased enrolments and graduation rates have not ... More


School Vouchers as a Redistributive Device: An Analysis of Three Alternative Systems

Raquel Fernández and Richard Rogerson

in The Economics of School Choice

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355337
eISBN:
9780226355344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355344.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the consequences of several school voucher programs that serve to redistribute income in a manner which affects the distribution of the quality of education across students. It ... More


Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

James C. Garland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

America's public universities educate 80% of the nation's college students. But in the wake of rising demands on state treasuries, changing demographics, growing income inequality, and legislative ... More


Elementary Education: Outcomes and Policies

Arvind Panagariya, Pinaki Chakraborty, and M. Govinda Rao

in State Level Reforms, Growth, and Development in Indian States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199367863
eISBN:
9780199367887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367863.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter begins by noting that while governments at all levels historically failed to give a big push to elementary and secondary education, the expenditure on elementary education has recently ... More


Elementary and Higher Education

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Dholakia

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter reviews the trends in educational spread, qualitative aspects of primary education and problems and prospects of higher education in the state. State policies have resulted in raising ... More


Expanding 21C in Independence: The 1990s Present New Challenges and Opportunities

Edward F. Zigler, Jim Hinson, and Jennifer Walker

in Inspiring Greatness in Education: A School of the 21st Century Model at the Independence School District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199897841
eISBN:
9780190217686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897841.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Chapter 3 reveals necessary elements, infrastructure and strategies for sustaining and embellishing the system-wide reform programs that began with launch of School of the 21st Century programs in ... More


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