The Expansion of "Private" Schools in England, Sweden and Eastern Germany: A Comparative Perspective on Policy Development, Regulation, Policy Goals and Ideas

Anne West, Rita Nikolai
2017 Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis  
In a diverse range of European countries, there has been an increase in the proportion of pupils attending schools owned by private bodies but funded by the state. In this article we compare the policy development and governance of private government-dependent schools in three countries/regions: England, Sweden, and Berlin/Brandenburg in Eastern Germany. We find that the regulatory frameworks vary and are associated with specific policy goals and ideas, with apparently similar ideas having
more » ... rent meanings. We also find that the growth of private governmentdependent schools is related to policy goals, differing institutional configurations and political parties.
doi:10.1080/13876988.2016.1262549 fatcat:ol5a2lssrrbufg4sx77ylaku3e