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School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships

Rajashri Chakrabarti and Paul E. Peterson


Public–private partnerships in education exist in various forms around the world, in both developed and developing countries. Despite this, and despite the importance of human capital for economic growth, systematic analysis has been limited and scattered, with most scholarly attention going to initiatives in the United States. This book helps to fill the gap, bringing together recent studies on public–private partnerships in different parts of the world, including Asia, North and South America, and Europe. These initiatives vary significantly in form and structure, and the book offers not onl ... More

Keywords: education, developing countries, human capital, economic growth, public–private partnerships, student achievement, private schools, publicly funded vouchers, privately managed schools, City Academies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262033763
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262033763.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rajashri Chakrabarti, editor

Paul E. Peterson, editor

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Front Matter

I School Choice: Worldwide Perspectives

1 Perspectives in Public-Private Partnerships in Education

Rajashri Chakrabarti, and Paul E. Peterson

II Traditional Forms of School Choice

5 Public-Private Schools in Rural India

Karthik Muralidharan, and Michael Kremer

III Public Funding of Privately Managed Schools

IV Conclusions

End Matter