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Researching the Global Education Industry

Commodification, the Market and Business Involvement

Editors: Parreira do Amaral, Marcelo, Steiner-Khamsi, Gita, Thompson, Christiane (Eds.)

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  • Adopts an overarching perspective to draw attention to current developments in the Global Education Industry
  • Critically examines the impact of the GEI on educational research, policy and practice
  • Explores how the GEI has implemented and defined new concepts of 'good' education
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This book examines how the Global Education Industry (GEI) has brokered, funded, and implemented new conceptualizations of ‘good’ education. With a focus on new private providers and policy actors in education, the authors of the book analyze the impact of the GEI on educational research, policy and practice. How did philanthropies and foundations manage to make their voices heard in school reform debates, what are the implication of digital technologies and data infrastructures on teaching and learning, and should the fast advance of the GEI be merely seen as a logical consequence of the commercialization of education? Moving beyond single-country case studies, the book focuses on key issues related to the study of the Global Education Industry in an international context, discussing the rationales, processes and impacts of current developments. This comprehensive book will be of interest and value to scholars and researchers of the GEI, as well as policy makers.

About the authors

Marcelo Parreira do Amaral is Professor of International and Comparative Education at the University of Münster, Germany. A member of the Network of Experts on the Social Aspects of Education funded by the European Commission, his research interests include international and comparative education, policy, and governance. Gita Steiner-Khamsi is Professor of Comparative and International Education at the Teachers College, Columbia University, USA and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Switzerland. A past president of the Comparative and International Education Society and Director of NORRAG, her research interests focus on globalization, school reform and teacher policy in developing countries. Christiane Thompson is Professor of Theory and History of Education at the Goethe University Frankfurt / Main, Germany. Her research interests include the philosophy of education, cultural studies of education and educational research.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Researching the Global Education Industry

    Pages 1-21

    Thompson, Christiane (et al.)

  • Serial Entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, and Capex Light Edu-Business Start-Ups in India: Philanthropy, Impact Investing, and Systemic Educational Change

    Pages 23-46

    Ball, Stephen J.

  • The Political Turn of Corporate Influence in Education: A Synthesis of Main Policy Reform Strategies

    Pages 47-68

    Fontdevila, Clara (et al.)

  • Advocacy Networks and Market Models for Education

    Pages 69-86

    Lubienski, Christopher

  • UNESCO, Education, and the Private Sector: A Relationship on Whose Terms?

    Pages 87-113

    Ridge, Natasha (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04236-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04235-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Researching the Global Education Industry
Book Subtitle
Commodification, the Market and Business Involvement
Editors
  • Marcelo Parreira do Amaral
  • Gita Steiner-Khamsi
  • Christiane Thompson
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04236-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04236-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04235-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 295
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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