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Books & Other Publications

James has been writing about education for over three decades. Much of his work has focused on the extraordinary phenomenon of low-cost private education and the people he met along the way in some of the world’s most dangerous and difficult places. He has also written more generally about the role of government in education, in theory and practice, exploring libertarian alternatives to state control.

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The following are other papers published by Tooley:

  • Tooley, James & Dixon, Pauline (2005) Private Education is Good for the Poor: a study of private schools serving the poor in low-income countries, Washington DC: Cato Institute.

  • Tooley, James & Dixon, Pauline (2005) Private Schools Serving the Poor: a study from Delhi, India. New Delhi: Centre for Civil Society

  • Salisbury, David & Tooley, James (eds) (2005) What Americans Can Learn from School Choice in Other Countries. Washington, DC: Cato Institute

  • Tooley, James (2004) 教育的全球化能够使穷人受益吗? (Could the Globalization of Education Benefit the Poor?), Beijing: 九鼎公共事务研究所 (Cathay Institute for Public Affairs) (in Chinese)

  • Tooley, James (2004) 全球教育产业——发展中国家私立教育的经验教训 (The Global Education Industry); translated by Professor Qu Hengchang. Shanghai: People's Publishing House (in Chinese)

  • Tooley, James (2003) Mehr Bildung für die Armen (Occasional Paper No. 3). Potsdam: Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung

  • Tooley, James & Stanfield, James (eds) (2003) Government Failure: E. G. West on education, London: Profile Books

  • Tooley, James; Dixon, Pauline & Stanfield, James (2003) Delivering Better Education: market solutions to education London: Adam Smith Institute

  • Tooley, James & Dixon, Pauline (2003) Private Schools for the Poor: a case study from India. Reading: CfBT

  • Tooley, James (ed.) (2001) Buckingham at 25: freeing the universities from state control. London: Profile Books

  • Tooley, James (2001) The Enterprise of Education: opportunities and challenges for India. New Delhi: Liberty Institute

  • Tooley, James (1999) The Global Education Industry. London and Washington DC: Institute of Economic Affairs in association with International Finance Corporation

  • Tooley, James with Howes, Andy (1999) The Seven Virtues of Highly Effective Schools. London: TC Trust

  • Tooley, James with Darby, Doug (1998) Educational Research: a critique London: Ofsted

  • Seville, Adrian & Tooley, James (1997) The Debate on Higher Education: challenging the assumptions London: Institute of Economic Affairs

  • Tooley, James (1996) Education without the State London: Institute of Economic Affairs

  • Tooley, James (1993) A Market-Led Alternative for the Curriculum: breaking the code. London: Tufnell Press

  • Mason, Keith & Tooley, James (1992) Moving Forward in Mathematics: a diagnostic teaching approach. Windsor: NFER/Nelson


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