Steven J. Courtney is a critical sociologist of educational leadership at the University of Manchester. His recent research projects have explored issues including educational leadership in a multi-academy trust; privatisation in education in Europe; and the policy enactment of internationalisation by educational leaders in Higher Education. Steven is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Critical Studies in Education and an elected Council member of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society.
Written by Steven J. Courtney
This report is an initial mapping of education privatisation trends in the Caribbean region and will form the basis for further analysis and union action. It draws attention to favourable conditions for privatisation across the region, including a chronic underfunding of public education systems.
Privatisation has been a focus of education research for many years, particularly in western liberal democracies. However, the phenomenon is relatively under-researched within the Caribbean region. This matters.Privatisation Trends in Education in the Caribbean