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Title: Choice and competition in education: an endless controversy?
Authors: Neves, Vítor 
Keywords: School choice; Education; Freedom; Competition; Economics
Issue Date: Oct-2016
Publisher: CEDE
Series/Report no.: Texto para Discussão;116
Serial title, monograph or event: Discussion Paper
Issue: 116
Abstract: Choice and competition are two buzzwords in the current discourse on education. It is often argued that, in order to achieve a better education, “freedom of choice” and more competition among schools are needed. This article questions this assertion. It discusses the concepts of choice and competition and claims that, rather than a technical issue (as economists usually maintain), the desirability or otherwise of adopting market mechanisms in education is, first of all, an issue regarding the purposes of education and how the means chosen condition the goals that individuals and society aim to attain.
Rights: openAccess
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