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ERIC Number: EJ1233292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2382-0373
For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Participation in the Privatisation of State Schooling
O'Neill, John
Waikato Journal of Education, v22 n1 p11-24 2017
This article analyses the opening up of state schooling in Aotearoa New Zealand to both for-profit and not-for-profit participation over the last decade. It provides a theoretical framework for thinking about the significance of this development and gives examples of privatisation, concentrating on two case studies in particular. The article argues (i) that state schooling in Aotearoa New Zealand is experiencing a government manufactured crisis; (ii) that government is attempting to reorient popular conceptions of the ideal state schooling system to one in which traditional distinctions between public and private have blurred and been displaced by social enterprise and social investment forms of compulsory schooling provision; and (iii) that traditional forms of state schooling, and schooling policy governance, based on a social democratic charter between the Minister and local communities are being displaced by network governance relations dominated by private sector actors, both for-profit and not-for-profit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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