School Choice in Spain and the United States: A Comparative Study

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Title: School Choice in Spain and the United States: A Comparative Study
Authors: Umpstead, Regina | Jankens, Benjamin | Ortega Gil, Pablo | Weiss, Linda | Umpstead, Bruce
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Keywords: School choice | Charter schools | Comparative education | Spain | Centros concertados | Education policy
Knowledge Area: Filología Inglesa
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Mercy College, New York. School of Education
Citation: Global Education Review. 2016, 3(2): 84-102
Abstract: This article explores issues of school choice in Spain and the United States by examining the roles and functions of centros concertados, publicly funded private schools in Spain, and public charter schools in the United States, to provide key insights into the similarities and differences between them. After making a national comparison, this work looks more specifically at a comparison of two regions – Comunitat Valenciana (Valencian Community), Spain and Michigan, United States. It concludes with a discussion about the applicability of the school choice theoretical framework to both educational systems.
ISSN: 2325-663X
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License, permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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