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ERIC Number: EJ784188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
Small Country, Big Business? New Zealand as Education Exporter
Martens, Kerstin; Starke, Peter
Comparative Education, v44 n1 p3-19 Feb 2008
This paper discusses New Zealand's role in the global market for tertiary education. The internationalisation and liberalisation of education markets is progressing rapidly in today's globalising world, as reflected by the incorporation of education as a service into the GATS framework. Through the example of New Zealand as a case study for the internationalisation of education services, the study depicts the way the government is involved in this process. Commodification of sectors traditionally subject to domestic public policy is often associated with a less interventionist state, but our example of education shows that this is not necessarily the case, at least not in the medium-term: New Zealand's government rather appears to be an active facilitator of the liberalisation process in education. We review its recent move towards treating education as an international export good and present data on the growth of this industry. The paper concentrates on the particular ways by which New Zealand's government is trying to facilitate this process of liberalising the education sector. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables, and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand