Chapter 1: Introduction to Philanthropy in Education: Diverse Perspectives and Global Trends
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The chapter presents the recent trends in the growth of philanthropic engagement in education development that not only demonstrated an increase in the level of philanthropic funding but also a diversity in the location, types of institutions, ideas and approaches to giving. This has generated critical debates on the role and approaches of philanthropic engagement in global education between those who support greater involvement of philanthropic organisations in meeting the funding and innovation challenges in the education sector and those who caution us to examine how philanthropies, as private actors, change the landscape of education as a global public good. In discussing the diverse perspectives and trends, the chapter summarises how authors in this book address these emerging issues at the global, regional and national levels.