This collection of essays debates the application of market principles to and within the context of education. The contributors are all leading figures in their field, presenting their ideas in an accessible style to the lay reader. Throughout, the educational and public policy issues raised by the application of market principles to education are closely examined.

part |2 pages

Part 1 Examining Particular Applications of the Market Principles in Practice

chapter 4|6 pages

In Defence of the Educational Voucher

chapter 6|10 pages

Managing the Market

chapter 7|16 pages

Parents: Customers or Partners?

chapter 9|14 pages

Pied Piper Revisited

part |2 pages

Part 2 The Debate in Philosophical and Educational Terms