Globalised, Commodified and Privatised: current international trends in education and education policy

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Abstract

This article analyses some aspects about the privatization of education and of education policy as an international phenomenon of increasing significance. It explores how the world of education is changing and education is changing in the world by looking at the international reach, complexity and dynamism of the education services industry (ESI). It is organized in three sections. The first one addresses some aspects of the new international education economy. Secondly, it looks at some examples of the multiple forms of current educational privatizations (contracting out, Private Finance Initiatives, Public Private Partnerships and "selling" policy) and at the concomitant changes in the form and modalities of the state. Finally, the conclusion establishes some relationships among these aspects.

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Ball, S. J. (2014). Globalised, Commodified and Privatised: current international trends in education and education policy. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 22, 41. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v22n41.2014
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Revista de Política Educativa
Author Biography

Stephen J. Ball, Centre for Critical Education Policy Studies Institute of Education, University of London

Doctor en Sociología y Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education en la Universidad de Londres, Institute of Education (IOE). Allí también se desempeña como Director del Education Policy Research Unit. Es Doctor Honoris Causa de University of Turku, en Finlandia y editor del reconocido Journal of Education Policy. Se especializa en Sociología de la Educación y Política Educativa y ha publicado numerosos libros y artículos, realizando importantes contribuciones a estos campos.