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Author: Lundberg, David

Abstract:

This paper presents an overview of educational vouchers (and alternative terms attached to the concept such as 'tuition credits') in theory and practice, both in Australia and overseas. A definition is given, and a description of how such systems might and do operate. The philosophical background to the concept is outlined, and the conflict perceived by many between the principles of freedom of choice and equity of access to education is discussed. The author examines the use of vouchers in the United States, where the advocacy of voucher schemes has tended to focus on schools. In...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Equity; Finance

Keywords: Equal opportunity; Access to education and training; Educational finance; Financial aid; Educational voucher; Training allowance

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Leabrook, South Australia: NCVER, 1992

Physical description: 15 leaves.

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Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 31.45

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