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Planning v competition in education: outcomes and efficiency

Johnes, Geraint 2018. Planning v competition in education: outcomes and efficiency. Welsh Economic Review 26 , pp. 57-66. 10.18573/wer.233

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Abstract

Governments have a responsibility to secure the best return on their investments in services. This being the case, the institutions that are involved in organising the supply of these services are a topic of interest and concern. In the case of educational services in Wales, particular concern surrounds the performance of school pupils as measured by international tests, in which the recent record has been disappointing. This paper examines this record and evaluates reform measures that have been put in place. The remainder of the paper is structured as follows. In the next section, I look at some data that allows comparison of educational outcomes in Wales and England. This is followed by a broader discussion about the system of education. The final section draws together the main ideas of the paper in a conclusion.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Additional Information: Presented as a paper at the Symposium on Institutions Needed for Economic Development, Celtic Manor, Newport, 9-11 April 2018
Publisher: Cardiff University Press
ISSN: 2397-8716
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 February 2019
Date of Acceptance: 3 December 2018
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 11:19
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/119213

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