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Research

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    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.

    Partnership Schools for Liberia: a critical review
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  2. 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.

    School vouchers and the privileges of choice
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  3. Standards and working conditions

    Organising teaching: Developing the power of the profession

    17 May 2017

    This study reports on the experience of several teacher unions as they respond to the challenges facing teachers in a range of national contexts: Chile, Kenya, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Turkey, and the United States of America.

    Organising teaching: Developing the power of the profession
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  4. 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).

    Investing in the crisis: Private participation in the education of Syrian refugees
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  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    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.

    Education and training policy in the European Semester - public investment, public policy, social dialogue and privatisation patterns across Europe
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  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Assessment of the breadth of learning opportunities in public schools in Kenya and Zambia

    4 April 2017

    These reports are based on a partnership project with Brookings in which Education International worked with the KNUT on a secondary school survey in Kenya and with ZNUT on a primary school survey in Zambia to investigate the breadth of learning opportunities available in state schools.

    Assessment of the breadth of learning opportunities in public schools in Kenya and Zambia
    1. Zambia report
    2. Kenya report
    3. Summary
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    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...

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

    Providing education to refugee children from conflict areas in the Middle East - Fast track to equal opportunities and integration

    Education International Refugee Education Conference

    6 December 2016

    Quality education is key to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is crucial in confronting the social, economic, cultural and political challenges that are causing and resulting from the “global refugee crisis." Education is also the most effective tool to help forcibly displaced people integrate into their...

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  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Global trends in TVET: a framework for social justice

    Leesa Wheelahan, Gavin Moodie

    16 November 2016

    This report commissioned by Education International provides a conceptual framework to understand how vocational education is positioned in many countries, and the different ways in which the relationship between vocational education and the structures of the labour market mediate the variable outcomes that vocational education graduates achieve.

    Global trends in TVET: a framework for social justice
    1. Report
    2. Summary
  10. 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.

    Schooling the poor profitably: the innovations and deprivations of Bridge International Academies in Uganda
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  11. 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...

    The World Bank’s doublespeak on teachers – an analysis of 10 years of lending and advice
    1. Report
    2. Summary
  12. 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).

    Corporatised education in the Philippines: Pearson, Ayala Corporation and the emergence of Affordable Private Education Centers (APEC)
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  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Teachers assessing Education for All - perspectives from the classroom

    13 June 2015

    This report collates the outcomes of a global effort to engage teachers and education support personnel in a critical reflection on the EFA movement and goals. It shares the experiences and perspectives of a diverse group of professionals, working in very different contexts around the world, who share one common...

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  14. 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...

    Pearson and PALF: The mutating giant
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  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Creating a supportive working environment in European higher education

    Marie Clarke

    30 April 2015

    Creating a positive working environment is key to the future success of higher education across Europe. Self-direction and autonomy are positive influences in the work context. Those who feel supported at work will enjoy their experience, like their jobs and have high levels of job satisfaction. The capacity to form...

    Creating a supportive working environment in European higher education
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  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    The Bologna Process under threat

    29 April 2015

    In this study, academics across nine countries in Europe identified a number of key issues that impacted upon their working environment. These included the impact of decreased funding; the difficulties experienced in forming supportive relationships; negative experiences of academic life in the initial years; a deterioration in working conditions; the...

    The Bologna Process under threat
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  17. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    EI Report to the Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation concerning Teachers | 2015

    15 April 2015

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation concerning Teachers (CEART) is a joint committee of the ILO and UNESCO composed of 12 Experts. It meets every three years and is charged with monitoring the implementation of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers and the...

    EI Report to the Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation concerning Teachers | 2015
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