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Alexandra Draxler

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Edited by Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Alexandra Draxler

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Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Alexandra Draxler

Public–private partnerships in education, a relatively new phenomenon, has acquired increasing momentum in recent years. A shift from government to governance allows increased influence and profit for business; standardization of education allows economies of scale and increased profits for the private sector; governments have participated in the notion that PPPs are a global solution to local problems. Under the influence of managerial reforms conceived and promoted by a handful of influential development institutions, the notion of an optimum practice that can be standardized and replicated all over the world has gained traction both as a policy tool and as a model for profit. The result is a blurring of the boundaries between the aims, duties and actions of the public and private sectors. The research and actions presented by the chapters in this book illustrate a wide range of examples of how this is happening and lays out some of the consequences.

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The State, Business and Education

Public-Private Partnerships Revisited

Edited by Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Alexandra Draxler

The State, Business and Education contributes to the ongoing debates surrounding the effects of public funding of private entities by examining the ways in which they affect the quality and equity of those services, and the realization of human rights. Using case studies from both the developing and developed world this book illustrates the variety of ways in which private actors have expanded their involvement in education as a business.