Public Private Partnerships in Education: New Actors and Modes of Governance in a Globalizing World

Public Private Partnerships in Education: New Actors and Modes of Governance in a Globalizing World

By: Susan Robertson (editor), Antoni Verger (editor), Karen Mundy (editor)Hardback

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This insightful book brings together both academics and researchers from a variety of international organizations and aid agencies to explore the complexities of public private partnerships (PPPs) as a resurgent, hybrid mode of educational governance that operates across scales, from the community to the global. The contributors expertly study the different types of partnership arrangements and thoroughly critique the value of PPPs. Some chapters explore how PPPs, as a policy idea, have been constructed in transnational agendas for educational development and circulated globally, whilst other chapters explores the role and implications of PPPs in developing countries, providing arguments for and against an expanding reliance on PPPs in national educational systems. The theoretical framing of the book will draw upon leading theories of international relations to develop a unique perspective on the global governance of education. It will prove insightful for both scholars and policymakers in public policy and education.

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Contents: 1. An Introduction to Public Private Partnerships and Education Governance Susan L. Robertson, Karen Mundy, Antoni Verger and Francine Menashy PART I: THE RISE OF PPPs IN EDUCATION: HISTORY AND CONCEPTUAL DEBATES 2. Governing Education through Public Private Partnerships Susan L. Robertson and Antoni Verger 3. International PPPs in Education: New Potential or Privatizing Public Goods? Alexandra Draxler 4. Public Private Partnerships, Neoliberal Globalization, and Democratization Mark Ginsburg PART II: UNDERSTANDING TRANSNATIONAL PPP ACTORS 5. The Role of the International Finance Corporation in the Promotion of Public Private Partnerships for Educational Development Karen Mundy and Francine Menashy 6. The GATS Game Changer: International Trade Regulation and the Constitution of a Global Education Marketplace Antoni Verger and Susan L. Robertson 7. Private Foundations, Philanthropy, and Partnership in Education and Development: Mapping the Terrain Prachi Srivastava and Su-Ann Oh 8. A Disconnect between Motivations and Education Needs: Why American Corporate Philanthropy Alone Will Not Educate the Most Marginalized Justin van Fleet 9. Microsoft Corporation: A Case Study of Corporate-led PPPs in Education Zahra Bhanji PART III: THE IMPACT OF PPPs IN EDUCATION: EVIDENCE FROM THE FIELD 10. The Role and Impact of Public Private Partnerships in Education Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Juliana Guaqueta and Harry Anthony Patrinos 11. Do Public Private Partnerships Fulfil the Right to Education? An Examination of the Role of Non State Actors in Advancing Equity, Equality and Justice Maria Ron-Balsera and Akanksha A. Marphatia 12. Is Low-fee Private Primary Schooling Affordable for the Poor? Evidence from Rural India Joanna Harma and Pauline Rose 13. Why Girls' Education Rather than Gender Equality? The Strange Political Economy of PPPs in Pakistan Shailaja Fennell 14. Analyzing the Role of Central Management Structures in Public Private Partnerships: The Case of Fe y Alegria Schools in Peru Analia V. Jaimovich Index

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  • publication date: 29/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780857930682
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780857930682
  • ISBN10: 0857930680

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