The Privatization Of State Education

Author: Chris Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134256930
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Anyone who wants to know what is really happening in schools - behind all the hype and political rhetoric about the privatizing reforms in education - should read this book. It clarifies how private interests are influencing the public education process and investigates Labour's successes and failures. In plain English, it shows how schools are set up, run and held to account through testing and inspection and how they make judgements about the relative merits of different schools’ performances. It also indicates ways in which ordinary people can participate in shaping the future of education in order to achieve progress and better standards of achievement from schools and the education service generally. This is essential reading for all those concerned about the new future of our education system and of our children.

Privatisation Education And Social Justice

Author: Geoffrey Walford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317356608
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Privatisation in and of education is a process that takes many different forms, and is deeply controversial. While the shift in who pays is certainly an important dimension of privatisation, there have also been changes in the management, provision, and delivery of schooling. In most of the economically developed world, discussion about the privatisation of education is now several decades old, and yet new forms of privatisation are still being developed and old forms being applied to new situations. This book examines?the concept and nature of privatisation, and explores the impacts of privatisation in terms of social justice. The authors extend various arguments about the processes, and provide new research and critique. Some believe that privatisation can lead to increasing social justice for the poor, while others argue the exact opposite. This volume contributes to theoretical conceptions of social justice and education as well as providing up-to-date research results. This book was originally published as a special issue of Oxford Review of Education.

Education Plc

Author: Stephen J. Ball
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ISBN: 9780415399418
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Presenting an account of the privatisation of education, this book questions the kind of future we want for education and what role privatisation and the private sector might have, and, crucially, how justice and ethical behaviour can be balanced against a necessary pragmatism.

Mobilizing The Private Sector For Public Education

Author: Harry Anthony Patrinos
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821372009
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There has been a burgeoning of public-private partnerships in different parts of the world. The partnerships differ in form and structure, in the extent of public and private participation, and in the forms of their engagement. The essays in this volume are written mainly from the perspective of providers. They provide valuable insights into the purpose, trend and impact of public-private partnerships in different parts of the world, as well as an understanding of the barriers they face.

Independent Schools

Author: Robert Boyd
Publisher: Jordans Pub
ISBN: 9780853085232
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All independent schools are subject to a whole raft of laws, both statutory and in common law. These determine how schools are organised and govern their duties towards children, parents, staff and the wider school community. Yet each independent school will have its own constitutional and cultural ethos which makes it difficult to know exactly how the law might apply in any given situation. Independent Schools: Law, Custom and Practice is a unique new reference which provides one source of practical knowledge on this complex subject. It explains the fundamental concepts of the many areas of relevant law, sets out how these may affect a school's organisation and illustrates the pitfalls with important cases, many drawn from the educational sector. All this is set into context with an illuminating historical account of the growth and regulation of independent schools over the years.

Commercialisation Or Citizenship

Author: Colin Crouch
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ISBN: 9780716306061
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So far the argument over the role of private firms in the provision of public services has mainly been waged in terms of efficiency. Those in favour of greater involvement have focused on the improvements to service quality and the cost-effectiveness offered by private sector poviders; those opposed have questioned the truth of these claims. Yet there is another debate about the implications of private involvement for the character of public services which deserves attention.

The Privatization Of Education

Author: Antoni Verger
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774723
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Education privatization is a global phenomenon that has crystallized in countries with very different cultural, political, and economic backgrounds. In this book, the authors examine how privatization policies are being adopted and why so many countries are engaging in this type of education reform. The authors explore the contexts, key personnel, and policy initiatives that explain the worldwide advance of the private sector in education, and identify six different paths toward education privatization—as a drastic state sector reform (e.g., Chile, the U.K.), as an incremental reform (e.g., the U.S.A.), in social-democratic welfare states, as historical public-private partnerships (e.g., Netherlands, Spain), as de facto privatization in low-income countries, and privatization via disaster. Book Features: The first comprehensive, in-depth investigation of the political economy of education privatization at a global scale.An analysis of the different strategies, discourses, and agents that have contributed to advancing (and resisting) education privatization trends. An examination of the role of private corporations, policy entrepreneurs, philanthropic organizations, think-tanks, and teacher unions. “Rich in examples, careful in its analysis, important in its conclusions and recommendations for further work, this book is a vital, rigorous, up-to-date resource for education policy researchers.” —Stephen J. Ball, University College London “Few issues are as significant as is education privatization across the globe; few treatments of this issue offer both the breadth and nuanced understanding that this book does.” —Christopher Lubienski, Indiana University

Ppp Paradox

Author: Pritha Gopalan
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 8132117972
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Public–private partnerships have been in use for a long time, and in many countries, to build roads and bridges, clean rivers, and manage waste. In the last two decades, they have slowly begun to make their presence felt in the field of public education. Several countries, including the United States and India, have recently enacted laws that include partnerships with private entities as a vehicle for education reform. PPP Paradox discusses a swathe of PPPs in education and assesses their approach and contribution to genuine school change. This broad and even-handed survey of a variety of policy positions is followed by specific accounts of reform efforts in two case studies—one from a partnership in middle-school change in curriculum and instruction that took place in the state of Michigan in the United States, and the other from a partnership to bring Montessori education to government-run schools in Chennai, a large Indian city.

Governing Public Private Partnerships

Author: Joshua Newman
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773550011
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Governments around the world are clamouring to engage the private sector in order to build infrastructure and deliver public services. However, the role of the state in managing new relationships with companies is often murky. Is the government a slow and wasteful bureaucracy that must be held at bay or is it a necessary authority? Assessing the appropriate role for governments within these partnerships and the factors that lead to their success or failure, Governing Public-Private Partnerships delves into two examples of collaborative projects in urban transportation: Vancouver’s Canada Line and the Sydney Airport Rail Link. Through personal interviews with CEOs, senior bureaucrats, and politicians, Joshua Newman compares the strategies pursued by an active and shrewd provincial government in British Columbia with the more hands-off state government in New South Wales, Australia. By supporting networks of players in the transportation game, actively seeking lessons from international experience, and innovating responses to novel policy problems, the public sector was able to lead the Canada Line partnership to operational success. In Sydney, however, the unwillingness of the state government to manage the partnership resulted in a sluggish Airport Link that, after sixteen years in operation, still has not met its original expectations. At a time of renewed interest in private involvement with public services, Governing Public-Private Partnerships provides an in-depth look into how the state can – and must – remain involved.