Teaching Profession Reforms. "Strengthening the profession? A comparison of recent reforms in the UK and the USA" examines the new systems of ?performance management ? in England and Wales and ?professional certification? in the US. By Lawrence Ingvarson.
By Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia, US, UK.
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Graduate Taxes and Student Loans. In this paper Bas Jacobs analyses the consequences of replacing government subsidies with a graduate tax or income contingent loan system for the financing of higher education. "An investigation of education finance reform. Graduate taxes and income contingent loans" is published by the CPB - Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
By CPB - Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, Netherlands.
Competition Between Schools. Based on a study of 3000 UK state schools Steve Bradley and Jim Taylor say the results of the competition between schools that has followed the introduction of league tables and other reforms in 1988 has been that parents have sought quality based on league table results; exam performance has risen as schools feel the effects of this competition; larger schools perform better because they can be more flexible in how they use staff time; and the gap between rich and poor schools is widening, though not by much. "The report card on competition in schools" is published by the Adam Smith Institute.
By Adam Smith Institute, UK.
Incentive-based Pay in Higher Education. There are many difficulties involved in designing incentive based pay mechanisms among teachers and professors as so much depends on the input of others and the abilities of the students. Rodney Clifton and Hymie Rubenstein argue for a collegial performance-based reward system. "Collegial Models for Enhancing the Performance of University Professors".
By Fraser Institute, Canada.