Educational choice and marketization in Hong Kong: the case of direct subsidy scheme schools
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香港中文大學研究人員

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摘要Direct subsidy scheme (DSS) schools are a product of Hong Kong's market-oriented educational reform, mirroring global reform that champions parental choice and school marketization. Such schools have greater autonomy in matters of curricula, staffing, and student admission. Although advocates of the DSS credit it with increasing educational diversity and competition, little empirical is available to back up such claim. In this study, we use data from the Program for International Student Assessment to compare student achievements in DSS schools with those in traditional public schools. We find that while DSS students' test scores in math, reading, and science have improved significantly over time, though the variation is much greater. Changes in mean performance have been anchored by a substantial change in student composition. DSS schools have a higher proportion of students with high socioeconomic status than with medium and low socioeconomic status. DSS schools also amplify the effects that family background have on student achievement. These findings raise concerns that the DSS approach favors a small minority of students.
著者Zhou YS, Wong YL, Li W
期刊名稱Asia Pacific Education Review
出版年份2015
月份12
日期1
卷號16
期次4
出版社SPRINGER
頁次627 - 636
國際標準期刊號1598-1037
電子國際標準期刊號1876-407X
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Hong Kong; Marketization; PISA; Privatization; Secondary schools
Web of Science 學科類別Education & Educational Research

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