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What impact do family & community resources have on student outcomes?
Recent research examines the impact of family and community resources on student outcomes. A significant finding is that the influence on outcomes measured in adolescence and adulthood may, at least in great part, come from environments outside the home.
Posted by Mike Woods on January 08, 2002 at 09:36 PM
Do vouchers work?
The results of America's first voucher experiments are in. The trouble is, no one can agree on what to make of them!
Posted by Mike Woods on January 08, 2002 at 10:25 AM
Is Full Service Education the Way of the Future?
Full Service Education (or Full Service Schools as the concept is sometimes known) means that a school becomes the location for a range of social services. Can Full Service Education initiatives result in significant improvements to both education outcomes and broader social outcomes?
Posted by Mike Woods on January 05, 2002 at 09:04 PM
What are the key factors in designing a system of student vouchers?
For a number of years commentators have suggested that voucher funding arrangements are the best means of delivering educational subsidies. This article does not explore the merits or demerits of voucher funding, but examines the key design features of any voucher funding mechanism.
Posted by Mike Woods on January 04, 2002 at 08:56 PM
Should tuition subsidies be the same value for every course, or in proportion to cost?
Do public benefits accrue to each educational course on the same basis irrespective of course content, or do public benefits vary from course to course?
Posted by Mike Woods on January 04, 2002 at 08:53 PM
Should tuition subsidies be given to a student or to an education provider?
The question has to be asked: Is it better to give subsidies to the student or to the education provider? What are the trade-offs? Should a mixed approach be taken?
Posted by Mike Woods on January 04, 2002 at 08:48 PM
How should government subsidies for tertiary education be delivered?
Tertiary education subsidies can be delivered in the form of tuition subsidies, living support allowances to students, a subsidised student loan scheme or scholarships. Which approach is best?
Posted by Mike Woods on January 02, 2002 at 05:09 PM
How much subsidy should be provided for Tertiary Education?
Tertiary education is subsidised in almost all countries by the government. But how much of a subsidy is appropriate? And what are the implications of getting the subsidy level wrong?
Posted by Mike Woods on January 02, 2002 at 04:20 PM
Why Subsidise Tertiary Education?
Why subsidise tertiary education? The normal justification for the subsidisation of tertiary education is because education has extensive "positive externalities" or "spill-over effects" that benefit the whole population.
Posted by Mike Woods on January 01, 2002 at 08:07 PM

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