Organisation, administration and the public authorities' role
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Private education is a term often used to contrast with public sector education. However, private education covers a range of very different situations. According to the most common definition, any form of education founded and wholly organised by individuals or non-governmental bodies (associations under private law) is considered to fall within the private sector. Within this sector, there is a distinction made between private education in the strict sense and grant-aided private education. Whereas private education in the strict sense is entirely financed by persons or non-governmental... bodies (associations under private law), grant-aided private education receives funding from public authorities. This funding may or may not be substantial and may cover various types of expenditure. Depending on the country, either type of private education can be subject to certain forms of state control. The scope of this document is limited to private institutions which organise full-time compulsory education. It does not focus on pre-primary education, post-compulsory education, or institutions which deal exclusively with children with special educational needs.