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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Nepal: Patterns of privatisation in education

    Pramod Bhatta and Tejendra Pherali

    6 September 2017

    This research provides an overview of the trajectories and forms of education privatisation in Nepal, with a special focus on low-fee and chain schools. In doing so, it seeks to contribute to the ongoing, critical debate about the relationships between students’ rights to quality education, teachers’ rights to quality working...

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  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    We the educators

    10 August 2017

    The objective of this literature review was exploratory in nature, and because of the depth of the literature (both academic and non-academic) available on standardisation, personalisation and privatisation, this review focuses primarily on scholarly articles and books published in the past decade.

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  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Partnership Schools for Liberia: a critical review

    Tyler Hook

    11 July 2017

    This report reviews and analyses documents related to the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) pilot. The analysis focuses on three key areas: transparency and accountability, students and teachers, and scalability and sustainability.

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  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    School vouchers and the privileges of choice

    Tore Bernt Sorensen

    11 July 2017

    Since the 1980s, the debate on school vouchers has been prominent along with the more general efforts to institute market forces, school choice, and privatisation in education sectors in many countries.

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  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Pearson and the neo-liberal global assault on public education

    Alan Singer and Eustace Thompson

    26 June 2017

    Pearson, the British-based mega-publisher, testing company, and Third World edu-entrepreneur, has inordinate influence over education policy around the world, yet it also has serious vulnerabilities. Corporate over-reach generates inefficacies that alienate its customer base and contributed to “blowback” campaigns against the company. This essay explores the Pearson and neo-liberal threats...

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  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Investing in the crisis: Private participation in the education of Syrian refugees

    Francine Menashy, Zeena Zakharia

    14 April 2017

    While education in emergencies has risen as a policy priority in the mandates of international organizations (Menashy and Dryden-Peterson, 2015), the share of total overseas development assistance to education has declined sharply in recent years, with funding persistently low in conflict-affected states (UNESCO, 2015; 2016).

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  7. Equity and inclusion

    Education and training policy in the European Semester - public investment, public policy, social dialogue and privatisation patterns across Europe

    9 April 2017

    The European Union has answered to the economic and financial crisis, adopting the Europe 2020 Strategy plan for sustainable, smart economic growth. Education, employment, fighting poverty and social exclusion are at the hearth of the Europe 2020 Strategy and the EU-policy making, coordinated through the European Semester.

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  8. Equity and inclusion

    Bridge vs. Reality: a study of Bridge International Academies’ for-profit schooling in Kenya

    by Education International and Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT)

    22 December 2016

    Bridge International Academies (BIA) is a large and expanding business that provides for-profit private education in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and India. With support and investment coming from global edubusiness Pearson, the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and high profile actors such as Mark Zuckerberg and the...

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  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Schooling the poor profitably: the innovations and deprivations of Bridge International Academies in Uganda

    Curtis B. Riep

    20 September 2016

    The study reveals the operations of BIA in Uganda where it sells its version of ‘education,’ or its standardised ‘Academy-in-a-Box,’ to an estimated 12,000 fee-paying students in 63 schools.

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  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    The World Bank’s doublespeak on teachers – an analysis of 10 years of lending and advice

    Clara Fontdevila, Antoni Verger

    17 December 2015

    During the last few decades, the World Bank has become a central actor in shaping the global education policy agenda and is increasingly involved in education to the point of becoming the largest supplier of external funding to the sector. Its growing capacity to shape policy goes far beyond its...

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  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Corporatised education in the Philippines: Pearson, Ayala Corporation and the emergence of Affordable Private Education Centers (APEC)

    Curtis B. Riep

    30 November 2015

    This paper examines how, why, and with what consequences, corporate-led privatisations in Philippine education are taking shape, through an analysis of Affordable Private Education Centers (APEC).

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  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Pearson and PALF: The mutating giant

    Dr. Carolina Junemann, Stephen Ball

    10 June 2015

    In their latest work, renowned researchers Carolina Junemann and Stephen J. Ball present a compelling read for anyone concerned about the right of every child to a free quality public education. They reveal that there is an ever-growing concern associated with the continual rise of the commercialisation and privatisation in...

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  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Public private partnerships in education

    9 September 2009

    In an era of stretched public budgets and reduced taxation revenues, the involvement of private resources is increasingly seen as a strategy to sustain expansion of education opportunities both in quantity and quality. This view is shared not only by governments and industry, but also by many unions.

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  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Hidden privatisation in public education

    Stephen Ball

    15 May 2008

    The trend towards privatization of public education is hidden. It is camouflaged by the language of “educational reform,” or introduced stealthily as “modernization”.

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