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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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’
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 May 2019

    The university business

    By Sylvain Marois, Laval University, Quebec “[…] domination is administration.”

    The university business
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 9 May 2019

    Privatisation: an international problem needs a united solution

    By Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary National Education Union, United Kingdom Teachers enter the profession as champions of a human right – the right to education. We dedicate our careers to advancing the opportunities of the next generation and facilitating the delivery of a public good.

    Privatisation: an international problem needs a united solution
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2 May 2019

    Pearson’s vision for ‘next generation’ learning: Disrupting teaching and profiting from student data

    By Anna Hogan, University of Queensland & Sam Sellar, Manchester Metropolitan University Pearson is holding its AGM on Friday April 26 and will outline its plans to increase its share of the rapidly expanding global education market. This is an opportune time to reflect on the potential impact of Pearson’s...

    Pearson’s vision for ‘next generation’ learning: Disrupting teaching and profiting from student data
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 March 2019

    Commercial Activity in Pacific Education

    We have recently completed a scoping study with members of the Council of Pacific Education (COPE) – a regional organisation of education unions from the South Pacific and a sub-branch of Education International - to map the trends of education reform throughout Pacific Island nations. First, it is necessary to...

    Commercial Activity in Pacific Education
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 3 March 2019

    Philanthropy and education — A wolf in sheep’s clothing

    By Antonio Olmedo, University of Bristol  & Carolina Junemann, UCL Institute of Education, London In our latest report entitled In sheep’s clothing: Philanthropy and the privatisation of the ‘democratic’ state , we seek to advance our existing knowledge on the shape and new roles of philanthropic actors at different levels...

    Philanthropy and education — A wolf in sheep’s clothing
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 27 February 2019

    Teacher Unions, Teachers & Resistance to the Privatisation of Government Schooling

    By Bob Lingard, Emeritus Professor, The University of Queensland and Professorial Fellow, Australian Catholic University[1] There has been opposition of various kinds to the privatisation and commercialisation of government schooling in nations around the globe, including from parents, community groups, activists, teacher unions and teachers.

    Teacher Unions, Teachers & Resistance to the Privatisation of Government Schooling
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 31 January 2019

    Reclaiming democratic community education: the tide is turning

    By Howard Stevenson, University of Nottingham Central to the strategy adopted by those seeking to privatise public education has been the creation of the so-called ‘independent public school’. These are schools that are nominally in the public sector but detached from traditional forms of democratic community control.

    Reclaiming democratic community education: the tide is turning
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 24 January 2019

    The increasing role of non-state actors in education policy-making in Uruguay

    By M. Moschetti, M. Martínez Pons, E. Bordoli & P. Martinis Over the last decades, privatisation policies have taken centre stage in many processes of educational reform globally. In Latin America, these policies have played an important role since the 1990s, leading to an increasing participation of private agents in...

    The increasing role of non-state actors in education policy-making in Uruguay
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 December 2018

    Hacked Off: Can US Entrepreneurs Help Fix Education in Africa? Answer?

    By Susan L. Robertson, University of Cambridge ‘World Hack’ – a weekly BBC World Service radio broadcast  by presenter Kat Hawkins and reporter Sam Judah caught my attention  earlier this week for several reasons.

    Hacked Off: Can US Entrepreneurs Help Fix Education in Africa? Answer?
  17. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 December 2018

    Marketisation, privatisation & commercialisation in education: defining key terms

    By Anna Hogan, University of Queensland, Australia This contribution clarifies the terminology used to describe the reorganisation of public education. In much critical policy sociology the terms marketisation, privatisation and commercialisation are used interchangeably. Yet, each of these denotes distinct, albeit related characteristics of contemporary schooling and the impact of...

    Marketisation, privatisation & commercialisation in education: defining key terms