ERIC Number: EJ826693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
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Reference Count: 28
Privatising Education, Privatising Education Policy, Privatising Educational Research: Network Governance and the "Competition State"
Ball, Stephen J.
Journal of Education Policy, v24 n1 p83-99 Jan 2009
This paper explores some particular aspects of the privatisation of public sector education, mapping and analysing the participation of education businesses in a whole range of public sector education services both in the UK and overseas. It addresses some of the types of privatisation(s) which are taking place "of", "in" and "through" education and education policy, "in" and "through" the work of education businesses. This entails a traversal of some of the multi-level and multi-layered fields of policy: institutional, national and international. Such an approach is important in demonstrating the increasing diversity and reach of some of the education businesses and their different kinds of involvements with different institutions and sectors of education. It also makes it possible to set local rhetorics, such as "partnership", within the context of corporate logics of expansion, diversification, integration and profit. (Contains 13 notes, 1 figure and 3 boxes.)
Descriptors: Private Sector, Educational Research, Public Sector, Privatization, Educational Policy, Concept Mapping, Public Education, Politics of Education, School Business Relationship, Governance, Policy Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom