Stefan KühneCaroline Kann

Private (Primary) Schools as Blind Spot in the Services of General Interest?

Regional Analyses of Developments in the German Private School Landscape


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While public attention for the private school sector has increased over the last years, empirical insight into that issue is still limited. This article highlights regionally different developments within the German school landscape over the last decade. The analyses reveal that besides urban areas the private school sector meanwhile also encompasses many rural communities, especially in Eastern Germany. Due to the demographic decline public school locations had to be closed in many rural areas while private sponsors now preserve an infrastructural minimum supply. Regarding urban areas, private sponsorship rather seems to trigger mechanisms of ousting.

private schools, private sponsorship, school development planning, regionalization