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Education, Privatisation and Social Justice: case studies from Africa, South Asia and South East Asia Kindle Edition


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The involvement of private actors in education is not new yet in the last decade critical issues have arisen that demand close scrutiny. This volume explores emerging forms of the private through case studies from Africa, South Asia and South East Asia and makes three related observations.
First, what is new about these manifestations is their scale, scope and penetration into almost all aspects of the education endeavour – from the administrative apparatus to policymaking, and from formal provision in education settings to out-of-school activities, such as private tutoring. Second, what is particularly controversial about these developments is how education itself is being recast; as a sector it is increasingly being opened up to profit-making and trade, and to agenda-setting by private, commercial interests. Third, the learner is increasingly conceptualised as a consumer, and education a consumer good. The case studies therefore enable us to see more clearly how different forms of the private in education alter what is at stake, for whom, and with what outcomes, and the consequences for individuals and societies. In turn, these raise the very important question about what they mean for our conceptualisations of education, learning and teaching, on the one hand, and for education as a site and means for emancipation, on the other.
These are profound social justice concerns, and ones that make this volume distinctive. This book sets out to address these hard, but urgent, questions and will be of interest to academics and students of education, education researchers, government personnel and policymakers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5655 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd (1 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071J4ZSSL
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
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