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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 November 2018

    Will the Blue Wave Stop the Privatisation of Education in the US?

    By Carol Anne Spreen, New York University More than 1000 educators were elected as part of the Democratic Blue Wave, but this rising tide of education activists must get over the “red wall” of GOP-backed corporate education reformers to put a stop to the widespread commercialisation of education.

    Will the Blue Wave Stop the Privatisation of Education in the US?
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 November 2018

    Elsevier are placing the future of scholarly research at risk

    By Jon Tennant, @IGDOREinstitute and @OpenScienceMOOC It is difficult to argue against the positions that research knowledge should be a public good, and can also be of incredible use in fighting against some of the larger problems that face our planet and society, such as energy, food and water security,...

    Elsevier are placing the future of scholarly research at risk
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 9 November 2018

    If you don’t fight, you lose!

    By Angelo Gavrielatos, Education International  Privatisation remains one of the greatest threat to the achievement of quality, free, universally accessible public education for all. And, noting what is at stake, the struggle against privatisation is one of the noblest causes that any teacher unionist can be part of. That struggle...

    If you don’t fight, you lose!
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 October 2018

    Research and the economy of knowledge

    By Raewyn Connell The business of modern universities is research as well as teaching. That was not always true. When the university curriculum was based mostly on ancient texts, new knowledge was not necessarily welcome. In fact it might be dangerous!

    Research and the economy of knowledge
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 26 September 2018

    Argentina, profit now guides education policy making

    By Susan Robertson, University of Cambridge  Over the past two decades, education systems around the world have been faced with nothing short of a revolution in how they are to be governed. This revolution, of course, is the ongoing effort by ideologically-interested governments, multilateral institutions like The World Bank, corporations...

    Argentina, profit now guides education policy making
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 20 September 2018

    Ivory tower and market, curriculum in the market world

    By Raewyn Connell All educational issues that matter, come to a head in curriculum. That is familiar in schools, where the struggle to democratise an elitist curriculum has been at the centre of school reform for the last century.

    Ivory tower and market, curriculum in the market world
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 11 September 2018

    Ivory tower and market, the walls around Universities

    By Raewyn Connell Who gets to university? Two hundred years ago, this question was easy to answer. It was young men of the privileged classes, especially those destined for learned professions such as Law or the Church. In colonial universities, for instance in India, this could include young men from...

    Ivory tower and market, the walls around Universities
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 August 2018

    Ivory tower & market, the silent privatisation of higher education

    By Raewyn Connell Universities used to be called ‘ivory towers’. The phrase suggested that universities were remote and irrelevant to the real world of industry. But it also suggested mysterious riches, a place where strange and precious knowledge might be held.

    Ivory tower & market, the silent privatisation of higher education
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 August 2018

    The New Democratic Professional: Confronting Markets, Metrics, and Managerialism

    By Gary L. Anderson, New York University & Michael Ian Cohen, University of Northern Colorado The United States is witnessing a revival of teacher activism. Wildcat strikes and walkouts in states like West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Colorado, and Arizona have challenged austerity policies as teachers are demanding better wages, but...

    The New Democratic Professional: Confronting Markets, Metrics, and Managerialism
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 18 July 2018

    Policy design matters. Assessing Public-Private Partnerships in Education

    By Clara Fontdevila, Antoni Verger & Mauro Moschetti, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona For some years now, public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been promoted as an innovative and promising policy approach, suitable to address a variety of purposes that range from improved quality to innovation, but that also include increasing access to...

    Policy design matters. Assessing Public-Private Partnerships in Education
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 7 June 2018

    Educational Technology: Hasten slowly, question everything and stay in charge

    By Maurie Mulheron, President NSW Teachers Federation Many years ago, as a young teacher in the late 1970s, I read an article about Japan and mathematics teaching in relation to what was then new technology – the overhead projector. It may have been apocryphal, but I still found the story...

    Educational Technology: Hasten slowly, question everything and stay in charge
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 31 May 2018

    Public and low-cost private schools in Lagos: a comparative study

    By Unterhalter E., Robinson L., & Ibrahim J. The greatest challenge facing Nigeria is rebuilding high-quality education for a future with jobs and opportunities for all. In 1973, a National Pledge guaranteed every child born from the end of the civil war, compulsory free, quality primary education. It was later...

    Public and low-cost private schools in Lagos: a comparative study
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 25 May 2018

    New Zealand Government rejects a profit-focused education system

    By Paul Goulter, General Secretary, NZEI New Zealand’s education unions and allies who care about quality public education have been on a bit of a high for the past few months.

    New Zealand Government rejects a profit-focused education system
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 May 2018

    Questioning Bridge International Academies expansion into South Asia

    by Momina Afridi, University of Toronto Increasing donor dependency and a desired “quick-fix” to the schooling dilemma of millions have pushed some low-income country governments in Africa and South Asia to collaborate with international private school chains. Bridge International Academies (BIA) is a for-profit that aims  “to be the global...

    Questioning Bridge International Academies expansion into South Asia
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 30 April 2018

    Preventing a Facebook Data Breach in Public Education

    By Patricia Burch, University of Southern California “It was my mistake and I am sorry.” Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified on April 10th before a joint session of the Senate commerce and judiciary committee. He and his company have been accused of looking the other way as companies and governments...

    Preventing a Facebook Data Breach in Public Education
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 23 April 2018

    Recovering the political in the idea of education as a public good - and why this matters

    By Susan Robertson, University of Cambridge On more than one occasion I have felt a distinct sense of unease at how much of educational activity is now framed in economic terms. Learners are ‘human capital’  - or to use a phrase that the economist, Gary Becker, coined – ‘an abilities...

    Recovering the political in the idea of education as a public good - and why this matters