Marketization and privatization in compulsory education have spread around the globe. School choice is seen by many to be the panacea to develop the quality of schools and improve school systems worldwide. Additionally in many countries several types of private schools expand and change the school landscapes. The articles of the anthology analyse and discuss these changes in several countries and ask to what extent and in which ways school choice and the growth of private school play a role for education policies and education systems. Which political and civil society actors are active in formulating and promoting school choice and private schooling? And to what extent does the expansion of private schools and school choice address questions of educational inequality and social segregation.
Dr. Thomas Koinzer, Dr. Rita Nikolai and Dr. Florian Waldow are Professors at Humboldt University Berlin, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Department of Education Studies.
National and Regional Case Studies (USA, England, Sweden, Germany, China, Chile, Australia, Ghana).- Thematic Studies.