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Global Response: Unite for Education

Campaigns

As education is seen as an increasingly lucrative global market by private corporations, the Global Response monitors and analyses the involvement of education corporations and edu-businesses and advocates against the expansion of profit making in education where it undermines the right of all students to free quality education.

In addition to its broad global perspective, the Global Response campaign works in target countries where education unions have identified a particular threat to public education. Research reports by country: 

Kenya

Bridge vs Reality: a study of Bridge International Academies’ for-profit schooling in Kenya by Education International & Kenyan National union of Teachers, (2016) Download in English

Uganda

Schooling the poor profitably: the innovations and deprivations of Bridge International Academies in Uganda, by Riep C. & Machacek M., (2016) Download in English

Liberia

Partnership Schools for Liberia: a critical review, by Hook T. Download in English

Nigeria

Quality and Equalities: a comparative study of public and low-cost private schools in Lagos, by Unterhalter E., Robinson L., & Ibrahim J. Download in English

Dominican Republic

Tendencias de la privatización en la educación dominicana. Download here in Spanish

Relevant Articles

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2021-05-31

    “Privatised education: the virus exposed by the pandemic.”

    Shelley L. Morse

    As Covid-19 continues to reap havoc and draw the public’s attention, governments across Canada are sharing a privatisation playbook as they use the pandemic as cover to transform publicly funded public education.

    Read more “Privatised education: the virus exposed by the pandemic.”
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2021-05-18

    “Commitment to social dialogue in education in the European Union: rhetoric or game-changer?”

    Tore Bernt Sorensen, Emiliano Grimaldi, Tomasz Gajderowicz

    Structures that ensure the meaningful representation of the education workforce in social dialogue with employers are fundamental for effective reform and quality education. Yet, little is known about the relationship between social dialogue, privatisation and trends in education reform in the scientific literature.

    Read more “Commitment to social dialogue in education in the European Union: rhetoric or game-changer?”
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2021-04-29

    "Teachers lead organised struggle against the privatisation offensive in Uruguay", by José Olivera.

    José Olivera

    The first cases of COVID-19 were identified on our territory on March 13, 2020. This brought Uruguay into the global pandemic and led the executive branch to declare, by official decree, a "health emergency" in the country.

    Read more "Teachers lead organised struggle against the privatisation offensive in Uruguay", by José Olivera.
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Global Response Research

  1. Here you will find more information about our research findings.

  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2018-07-03

    Global Response research, reports and papers

    The effects of commercialisation and privatisation have a serious impact on students, communities and public education systems. We use research as a guide to inform the campaign and create an accurate picture of trends, tendencies and outcomes.

    Read more Global Response research, reports and papers
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2018-05-28

    Nigerian children targeted by for-profit education corporation

    Foreign edu-business corporations, such as Bridge International Academies (BIA), are targeting families in Lagos, Nigeria by setting up fee charging education facilities to expand their business model. For parents looking for a quality school for their children, is this a good option?

    Read more Nigerian children targeted by for-profit education corporation
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2017-05-22

    EI research reinforces advocacy against growing privatisation of public education

    In the framework of its Global Response to the privatisation of education, Education International has published documents exploring privatisation and its impact on access to education, quality education, and teachers’ conditions of employment.

    Read more EI research reinforces advocacy against growing privatisation of public education

Articles

  1. Union renewal and development 2021-06-03

    Trade union renewal in Asia-Pacific to advance educators’ conditions and representation

    Education International’s Asia-Pacific office has launched new research “Union Renewal in the Education Sector: Prospects for the Asia-Pacific report”. This has provided an opportunity to reflect on the need for education unions to overcome challenges, embrace renewal, and seize opportunities offered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Read more Trade union renewal in Asia-Pacific to advance educators’ conditions and representation
  2. 2021-05-15

    World Education Support Personnel Day: Pandemic, Privatisation and Public Education

    Education International fixed 16 May of every year as a day to recognise Education Support Personnel (ESP). The day focuses on rights and status of these  education workers, has called attention internationally to the essential role of ESP.

    Read more World Education Support Personnel Day: Pandemic, Privatisation and Public Education