Education Pluralism

The Global Catholic Education Report 2021 focuses on the issue of pluralism in education. In recent years, there has been a lot of talk in the international community about the learning crisis affecting students (as measured through standardized tests on which learning poverty estimates are based). Much less is said about the other roles that education fulfills, including the transmission of values and faith.
 
Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that parents have the right to choose the type of education to be given to their children. However, this requires pluralism in education. This page provides a few resources related to education pluralism.
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This page is under construction. More resources will be added soon.
 
Measuring Education Pluralism and the Right to Education
To inform discussions about pluralism in education and to demonstrate empirically its importance for the realization of the right to education, the Global Catholic Education Report 2021 proposes a new measure inspired by the literature on concentration in markets. The measure is based on the market shares of various education providers of education. When one or more providers have a very large market share, pluralism in education is low. Pluralism in education is therefore measured “ex post” - by observing where students are enrolled. This is a different approach from "ex ante" approaches which rely on an assessment of laws and regulatory frameworks to determine whether they are conducive to pluralism. To download the report and related materials, go here.
Laws and Regulatory Frameworks for Education Pluralism 
We are conducting a global study on laws and regulatory frameworks that are conducive to education pluralism.  The study will soon be available. 

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