Start your review of The Beautiful Tree Write a review Shelves: politics , economics-finance , libertarian , sociology , education Summary: Beguiled educator and researcher travels all over the Third World and learns that the private market provides the poor with a better education than the government. Is shocked by discovery. Is even more shocked that those with a vested interested in public education refuse to believe his evidence. Suggests that maybe public, government-funded education is not the best solution for educating the world after all.
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The school was burnt to the ground during his time there. He began his career as a mathematics teacher in Zimbabwe to , before moving to the National Foundation for Educational Research in England in He took up his current chair at Newcastle University in July Low-cost private education Edit Tooley is best known for his work on low cost private education.
He began this work in , having discovered for himself the existence of low cost private schools in the slums of Hyderabad while doing consultancy for the International Finance Corporation. A major research programme was subsequently undertaken between and , funded by the John Templeton Foundation , exploring the nature and existence of private schools for the poor in India, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and China, and comparing public and private provision for the poor.
The basic findings of the research show that in urban and peri-urban poor areas slums and shanty towns in India and the African countries studied, the majority of schoolchildren are in low cost private schools. After testing 24, children, it was found that children in the low cost private schools significantly outperform children in public schools, after controlling for background variables and the school choice process.
West: economic liberalism and the role of government in education Continuum Library of Educational Thought, West: economic liberalism and the role of government in education Continuum Library of Educational Thought. Could the Globalization of Education Benefit the Poor?
As his autorickshaw proceeded through middle-class suburbs, he was struck by the ubiquity of private schools. But the Charminar, a triumphal arch built in , stands at the heart of the old city slums. When he continued his journey on foot, deeper into the slums, "there seemed to be a private school on every street corner". These were not, with a few exceptions, philanthropic concerns run by charities. They were private, profit-making enterprises, run by local entrepreneurs and charging rock-bottom fees to poor parents. Nor, it turned out, were they confined to Hyderabad.
The Beautiful Tree
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