Rinnelle Lee-Piggott, PhD (University of Nottingham, UK) is a Lecturer in Educational Administration at the School of Education of The University of the West Indies (St Augustine, T&T) and an Associate Editor for the new ‘Equity in Education and Society’ journal. A former primary school middle-management leader and teacher, Dr Lee-Piggott’s research interests focus on principal leadership, social justice leadership, education privatization, school culture, school and system improvement and schools facing challenging circumstances.
Written by Rinnelle Lee-Piggott
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