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ERIC Number: EJ828387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
The Anatomy of a Corporate Transaction: Understanding Corporate Involvement in Two Canadian School Districts
White, Robert E.
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v10 n2 p153-169 Apr 2007
The process of schooling in the post-modern era is multi-faceted, as neo-liberal economic forces threaten to alter educational systems. Powerful influences are expecting school districts to provide an educational system responsive to the needs of private corporations, which may conflict with student needs. This research inquires into and strives to understand the nature of corporate involvement in two Canadian school districts. It identifies transactions between businesses and educational institutions and clarifies views held by business partners and public school educators towards corporate investment in schooling. This investigation did find that, while schools are in no immediate danger of being restructured by business interests and that students may be receiving enhanced educational experiences, checks and balances responsible for maintaining the integrity of educational institutions are weak. (Contains 1 table and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada