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Tooley, James – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
Muralidharan and Sundararaman report a randomised controlled trial of a school voucher experiment in Andhra Pradesh, India. The headline findings are that there are no significant academic differences between voucher winners and losers in Telugu, mathematics, English, and science/social studies, although because the private schools appear to use…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Foreign Countries
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Tooley, James; Longfield, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
The affordability of private education is a contentious issue. While the extent of "low-cost" private schooling is widely accepted, there is no agreement on what "low-cost" means in this context and how this relates to affordability for poor families. This paper addresses the lacuna in the literature by defining…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Costs, Tuition, Low Income Students
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Tooley, James – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
The phenomenon of low-cost private schools "mushrooming" in poor areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and elsewhere, is now well-documented. Findings from research by the author's teams and others show that these schools are serving a majority (urban and peri-urban) or significant minority (rural) of the poor, including…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Foreign Countries, Poverty, Rural Areas
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Tooley, James; Dixon, Pauline; Gomathi, S. V. – Oxford Review of Education, 2010
This article presents a rejoinder to P. Sarangapani and C. Winch who accuse the authors of creating an "ideological fairytale" about the merits of private education for low income families, specifically in poor areas of Hyderabad. The authors present their remarks on Sarangapani and Winch's reply to their article.
Descriptors: Private Education, Reader Response, Disadvantaged Schools, Educational Opportunities
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Tooley, James; Dixon, Pauline; Gomathi, S. V. – Oxford Review of Education, 2007
Development literature suggests that private schools serving the poor are not part of the solution to meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of universal primary education. The study conducted a census and survey of schools in notified slums of Hyderabad, India, to contribute to the sparse literature on the nature and extent of private…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Elementary Education, Private Schools
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Tooley, James – Oxford Review of Education, 1997
Considers the criticism that recent reforms involving school choice and diversity do not adequately address issues of educational equity in Great Britain. Outlines a series of three reforms that could make the system more equitable given the assumption that school choice is desirable. Examines and criticizes these assumptions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Change, Educational Finance