Home Schooling. Home schooling is usually provided by either ideologues or pedagogues - seeking to protect their children from outside influences or to improve their educational experience. "Home Schooling: From the Extreme to the Mainstream" places home schooling in context: providing evidence on the educational attainment, parental background and the socialization of home-taught children. Patrick Basham argues that while it is not suitable or desirable for all families it is an inexpensive private alternative that should be taken seriously.
By Fraser Institute , Canada.
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Special Education. This volume seeks to open up the debate about the future of special education in America. It contains essays on the future of funding special educational programmes, the disproportionate numbers of ethnic minority students who are classified with a learning disability, and special education as a type of school choice system. Edited by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Andrew J. Rotherham & Charles R. Hokanson, Jr.
By Progressive Policy Institute , US.
Examining the evidence on school vouchers. The results of America's first voucher experiments are in. The trouble is, no one can agree on what to make of them. Does a voucher threat make schools try harder? A recent Florida study said yes, but three analyses that replicate its methods show there?s no basis for that claim. Advocates of vouchers as a mechanism for improving school, HE and FE performance in the UK can learn from pilot schemes in the US. Read the details of these evaluations in Do School Vouchers Improve Student Performance? by Martin Carnoy of Stanford University.
By Economics Policy Institute. , US.
The School to Work Transition. The US introduced the School to Work Opportunities Act in 1994 - it provided seed corn money to support states in setting up school to work systems. A wide variety of mentoring, work experience, internships and job shadowing. School to Work: Making a Difference in Education reviews the evaluation evidence from a wide variety of schemes - finding a range of positive outcomes from improved educational performance, a broadening of the career and educational options considered by students. By Katherine Hughes, Thomas Bailey and Melinda Mechur.