Demand-Sensitive Schooling?

Evidence and Issues

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Many educational experts are identifying  a critical shift from supply-led systems — operating to procedures decided by educational authorities, schools and teachers — towards systems which are much more sensitive to demand.  But, whose demands should these be? What are they? And how will schools recognize and cope with them?  This book examines different aspects of the demand concept and presents international evidence from Austria, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Denmark, England, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Poland, Spain, and the United States to reveal attitudes and expectations. 

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Exploring the Concept of Demand

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Responding to demand is rapidly becoming an established part of the discourse on educational reform. This conceptual chapter explores different definitions and coverage of the demand concept, and develops a framework which is used to organise the rest of this publication. The framework locates the concept of demand in the changing historical context of OECD societies. Parents with growing levels of educational attainment increasingly demand more influence over the education their children receive and education systems are coping with increasingly diverse demands.

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