Summary of Public and Private Schools

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The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) helps governments in its 34 member countries address economic, social and environmental issues relating to globalization. OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) monitors student progress across the member nations, which make up almost 90% of the global economy. PISA reports on how the management and funding of private and public schools relates to socioeconomic stratification. Advantaged students often enroll in privately managed schools because their parents believe these schools offer better learning environments, resources and facilities. Disadvantaged students can’t afford private schools. Some nations offer public funding for private schools through vouchers or tuition tax credits. These countries experience less socioeconomic stratification between public and private schools. Though heavy on numerical data, this report provides a thoughtful, thorough analysis of global education. getAbstract recommends it to policy makers, principals, teachers, parents and others interested in education.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How school management and funding relate to socioeconomic stratification,
  • How public money can fund private schools, and
  • What other factors affect student stratification.

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The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization of 34 nations dedicated to helping governments address economic, social and environmental issues relating to globalization.



Funding Private Education
OECD countries and their education partners studied how management and private funding affect socioeconomic stratification within public and private schools. “Stratification creates ‘classes’ of students” based on their “socioeconomic backgrounds.” This skews ...

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