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ERIC Number: EJ821640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0218-8791
The Exporting and Franchising of Elite English Private Schools: The Emerging "Second Wave"
Bunnell, Tristan
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v28 n4 p383-393 Dec 2008
The past decade has seen the emergence, predominantly in Thailand and mainland China, of a form of educational institution that has had little scholarly attention or generic identification. This paper shows how the ad hoc and opportunistic franchising of elite English private schools, beginning with the hyper-capitalist exportation of the Dulwich College "brand" to Phuket in 1996, led to the emergence of a quasi-market involving the "satellite college". This paper charts the development of this educational experiment and shows how a distinct "second wave" is beginning to appear: The Charities Act of England and Wales 2006 has put pressure on charitable-status elite private schools in England to subsidise places for low-income students. As a result, the satellite college model looks set to appear in a more systematic manner and beyond Asia. This paper discusses this model of hyper-capitalism as it enters a seemingly more problematic and controversial phase of development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; China; Thailand