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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 2021-04-12

    “On Edtech, the public good, and democracy”, by David Edwards.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought death and despair. However, it has also sharpened our vision. We have seen dangers more clearly and trends that were threatening the health of our societies. In some areas, like inequality, it is apparent to everybody. In others, however, risky developments are partially hidden. These...

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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. 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