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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 23 June 2021

    "Celebrating the value and virtue of public service."

    David Edwards

    United Nations Public Service Day was established by the General Assembly in 2002. It “celebrates the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizes the work of public servants and encourages young people to pursue careers in the...

    "Celebrating the value and virtue of public service."
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 21 June 2021

    “The mutation of cultural species in the digital ecosystem.”

    Omar Rincón

    We are living through a cultural mutation that has driven the digital revolution, as very poetically documented by the writer Alessandro Barrico (2008, 2019), when he speaks of a “barbaric mutation”, which makes us live “amphibiously between two civilisations”. This mutation has meant that in the 20th century, there has...

    “The mutation of cultural species in the digital ecosystem.”
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 31 May 2021

    “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.

    “Privatised education: the virus exposed by the pandemic.”
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 18 May 2021

    “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.

    “Commitment to social dialogue in education in the European Union: rhetoric or game-changer?”
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 April 2021

    “On Edtech, the public good, and democracy”

    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...

    “On Edtech, the public good, and democracy”
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 31 January 2020

    Privatisation of education in Morocco - A multi-speed education system and a polarised society

    By Khadija Abdous This blog summarises some of the main findings from the recently published research report: Privatisation of Education in Morocco - A Multi-speed Education System and A Polarized Society , which outlines the current trends and manifestations of education privatisation in Morocco. It is also an opportunity to...

    Privatisation of education in Morocco - A multi-speed education system and a polarised society
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 January 2020

    Educators reject the Education Outcomes Fund

    By David Edwards, General Secretary - Education International  The Education Outcomes Fund (EOF) is set to launch its first operations in just a few months' time. As the preparations ensue, Education International, the voice of over 32 million teachers and educators from across the globe, wants to make it clear...

    Educators reject the Education Outcomes Fund
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 20 December 2019

    Public Private Partnerships in Liberia have failed! The Education Minister must act now to save the Liberian Education system

    By Mary Mulbah and Samuel Y. Johnson  In this blog responding to the recent release of RCT results on Liberia’s PPP experiment, the President and General Secretary of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) reaffirm teachers’ rejection of the Liberian Education Advancement Programme and urge the government to focus...

    Public Private Partnerships in Liberia have failed! The Education Minister must act now to save the Liberian Education system
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 16 December 2019

    An attempt at the first ‘Davos of Education’: Dissonances in the OECD-Forum for World Education on The Future of Education

    By Camilla Addey and Antoni Verger, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain This year’s PISA 2018 data launch on 3rd December 2019 was no normal launch. Angel Gurría, the Secretary General of the OECD, released the league tables, focusing his analysis on top performers (which included, as is becoming usual, a...

    An attempt at the first ‘Davos of Education’: Dissonances in the OECD-Forum for World Education on The Future of Education
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 8 November 2019

    How the global edu-business Pearson is making higher education markets

    By Ben Williamson, University of Edinburgh, UK The global education business Pearson has established itself as a major player in higher education around the world. With core business interests in data-driven education, digital online courses, and alternative HE models, Pearson is actively promoting the further marketization, commercialization and privatization of...

    How the global edu-business Pearson is making higher education markets
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 November 2019

    Privatisation and commercialisation of universities in Latin America

    By Fernanda Saforcada and Yamile Socolovsky Today we are releasing the results of the first stage of an ongoing research project, which aims to explain clearly the main characteristics and patterns of the phenomenon of university privatisation and commercialisation in Latin America. This study is not intended to be neutral;...

    Privatisation and commercialisation of universities in Latin America
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 30 September 2019

    Investing in public education – Europe can take a lead

    By Howard Stevenson, the University of Nottingham In many parts of the world the new academic year is just beginning. In the European Union this is also the time of year when the EU’s annual cycle of economic monitoring and social policy coordination commences. Through a sometimes obscure process called...

    Investing in public education – Europe can take a lead
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 18 September 2019

    Cruella DeVos’ Privatization Plan: Proposed Budget Cuts for Public Schools and More Money for Failing Charters

    By Carol Anne Spreen, New York University Last week, the US Department of Education attempted to suspend an employee for releasing Secretary of Education DeVos’ education budget to the Washington Post and to the Office of Special Counsel due to what the whistleblower deemed “inaccurate, misleading and dishonest” information. According...

    Cruella DeVos’ Privatization Plan: Proposed Budget Cuts for Public Schools and More Money for Failing Charters
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 24 July 2019

    Trump, Trumps, Trumpted: Cat and Mouse Games in ‘The Education House of Cards’

    By Susan L Robertson, Professor of Sociology of Education - Faculty of Education, Cambridge I’ve recently been heard remarking  I never thought I would say  politics appears to be trumping economics. Of course, I am mostly talking about the disastrous consequences for the UK economy if BREXIT  finally comes to...

    Trump, Trumps, Trumpted: Cat and Mouse Games in ‘The Education House of Cards’
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 3 June 2019

    Imagining Good Universities

    By Raewyn Connell There's been a lot of discussion of the bad things that have been happening to universities recently. We've seen a stream of books with titles like "The University in Ruins", "The Fall of the Faculty", "Selling Students Short", "The End of the South African University".

    Imagining Good Universities
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 May 2019

    Education in Honduras: between privatisation and globalisation

    By D. Brent Edwards Jr.[1] , Mauro C. Moschetti[2] & Alejandro Caravaca[3] In the context of the numerous challenges facing public education systems worldwide, increasing privatisation and commodification represent one of the greatest challenges for equality in access to quality education. In a study recently conducted with the support of...

    Education in Honduras: between privatisation and globalisation