CHOICE IN EDUCATION

Publication List


Shephard's Warning: Setting Schools Back on Course

By Prof Antony Flew

A stripped-down curriculum, no-nonsense testing, compulsory leaving exams, stiffer GCSEs - all are needed if educational standards are to be improved, says the Black Paper author in this withering review of education policy.

161pp 1994 ISBN 1-873712-47-2 UK Price: 12 (14 elsewhere)


All The Right Places

By Prof Antony Flew

Increase parental choice for low income families by expanding the Assisted Places Scheme. First by doubling, then increasing it further thereafter.

20pp 1995 ISBN 1-873712-65-0 UK Price: 10 (12 elsewhere)


University Challenge

By Douglas Mason

Funding through a central quango is an inefficient system. Mason proposes that funding be linked to the ability of universities to attract students to their courses.

60pp 1986 ISBN: 0-906517-83-4 UK Price: 26 (28 elsewhere)


Schools Out!

By Andrew Wallace

The suggestion from the Adam Smith Institute is that schools should be obliged to hold ballots at regular, fixed intervals - The Independent

25pp 1990 ISBN: 1-870109-85-6 UK Price: 10 (12 elsewhere)


Pre-Schools for All

By David Soskin

There is a commitment to high-quality pre-school education, but how is it to be paid for? David Soskin draws on personal experience to show how a voucher system could bring private money into providing this public good.

29pp 1995 ISBN 1-873712-52-X UK Price: 15 (17 elsewhere)


Light, Liberty and Learning

By Philip Malcolm

Universities are in crisis, and only radical new funding mechanisms can save them.

24pp 1981 ISBN: 1-870109-57-0 UK Price: 10 (12 elsewhere)


The Wayward Elite: A Critique of British Teacher-Education

By Dr Dennis O'Keeffe

Teacher training colleges are creating a Blue Peter curriculum, leaving children ignorant of basic skills, says the Adam Smith Institute - The Guardian

144pp 1990 ISBN: 1-870109-76-7 UK Price: 15 (18 elsewhere)


The Students' Charter

By Peter Yorke

Simpler applications, prompt payment of cash, better incentives on colleges, and the right to opt out of student unions.

24pp 1992 ISBN: 1-873712-18-9 UK Price: 12 (14 elsewhere)


A Degree of Privacy

By Dr Eamonn Butler

Universities would be wiser trying to raise their own finance than relying exclusively on government support. This report explores how universities can and do raise funds outside the state.

38pp 1987 ISBN: 1-870109-09-0 UK Price: 19 (21 elsewhere)


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