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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Ball, Stephen J.
Global education inc.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Stephen J Ball
|ISBN:||9780203803301 0203803302 9781136632846 1136632840|
|Description:||1 online resource (xiii, 163 pages) : illustrations|
|Contents:||1. Networks, neo-liberalism and policy mobilities --
2. Doing neo-liberalism --
markets and states, and friends with money --
3. Transnational advocacy networks and policy entrepreneurship: Indiana Jones, business and schooling of the poor --
4. `New' philanthropy, social capitalism and education policy --
5. Policy as profit: selling and exporting policy --
6. Education as big business --
7. Money, meaning and policy connections.
|Responsibility:||Stephen J. Ball.|
"Do private and philanthropic solutions to the problems of education signal the end of state education in its 'welfare' form? Education policy is being reformed and re-worked on a global scale. Policies are flowing and converging to produce a singular vision of 'best practice' based on the methods and tenets of the 'neo-liberal imaginary'. Philanthropy, business and the governments are coming together in new networks and sites of policy outside of the framework of the nation state. This book is a first step in recording, mapping and making sense of the most important aspects of these new relations and dynamics of policy. Using the approach of 'policy sociology' and the methods of social network analysis the book explores the policy activities of edu-businesses, neo-liberal advocacy networks and policy entrepreneurs, and of social enterprises and 'new' philanthropy. It also addresses the ways in which education and education policy itself are now being exported and bought and sold as profitable commodities and how entrenched problems of educational development and educational quality and access are now being addressed through 'market solutions'. That is, by the involvement of private providers in the delivery of educational services, both independently and on behalf of the state. Universities, schools and education services are being acquired as assets by private equity companies. Private storefront schools are being set-up by local entrepreneurs and through franchising arrangements, funded through microloans"--