Private Schools and School Choice in Compulsory Education

Global Change and National Challenge

  • Thomas Koinzer
  • Rita Nikolai
  • Florian Waldow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Thomas Koinzer, Rita Nikolai, Florian Waldow
    Pages 1-6
  3. National/Regional Case Studies

  4. Thematic Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Judith Schwarz, Corinna Habeck, Sabine Gruehn, Thomas Koinzer
      Pages 177-199
    3. Corinna Habeck, Judith Schwarz, Sabine Gruehn, Thomas Koinzer
      Pages 201-221
    4. Clara Fontdevila, Antoni Verger, Adrián Zancajo
      Pages 223-244
    5. Florian Waldow, Kathleen Falkenberg, Kerstin Rothe
      Pages 245-250

About this book


Marketization and privatization in compulsory education have spread around the globe. School choice is seen by many to be the panacea to develop the quality of schools and improve school systems worldwide. Additionally in many countries several types of private schools expand and change the school landscapes. The articles of the anthology analyse and discuss these changes in several countries and ask to what extent and in which ways school choice and the growth of private school play a role for education policies and education systems. Which political and civil society actors are active in formulating and promoting school choice and private schooling? And to what extent does the expansion of private schools and school choice address questions of educational inequality and social segregation.



·        National and Regional Case Studies (USA, England, Sweden, Germany, China, Chile, Australia, Ghana)

<·        Thematic Studies


Target Groups

·        Researchers and students in the fields of Education, Political Science and Sociology

·        School administrators


The Editors

Dr. Thomas Koinzer, Dr. Rita Nikolai and Dr. Florian Waldow are Professors at Humboldt University Berlin, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Department of Education Studies.


Educational research Privatization Marketization Quality of Schools Private School System Education policies

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Koinzer
    • 1
  • Rita Nikolai
    • 2
  • Florian Waldow
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Education StudiesHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Education StudiesHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Department of Education StudiesHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-17103-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-17104-9
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