Educational Policy - Privatisation and Globalisation

Public - Private Partnership Building Projects

Policy Issue: Privatisation - IN education, this involve importing ideas from the private sector to make public sector organisations like schools more businesslike, e.g. marketisation policies. - OF education, the process of transferring public assets such as schools to private companies. Those asets then become a source of profit for the business in the 'education services industry'.

  • PROVIDE MONEY
  • PAID BACK OVER 30 YEARS

For: New schools.

Against: Drain on public resources, Chitty (2014) caused financial difficulties for some parts of the education system.

Conclusion: Through privatisation and globalisation education is being turned into an object for private-profit making. As a consequence the state is losing its control as the provider of educational services. Privatisation and globalisation has also mean teducational policy has focused on standards and producing workers who are able to compete in a global market places. Other important aspects of education such as appreciating culture, life skills, and student well-being have been neglected.

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Inspection Services and Advice

Policy Issue: Privatisation - IN education, this involve importing ideas from the private sector to make public sector organisations like schools more businesslike, e.g. marketisation policies. - OF education, the process of transferring public assets such as schools to private companies. Those asets then become a source of profit for the business in the 'education services industry'.

  • SELLING INSPECTION SERVICES
  • DELIEVER FURTHER SERVICES TO IN OTHER COUNTRIES

For: Greater efficieny and cost effectiveness.

Against: 'Insider knowledge', concerns about the quality, nations states becoming less involved in policy making.

Conclusion: Through privatisation and globalisation education is being turned into an object for private-profit making. As a consequence the state is losing its control as the provider of educational services. Privatisation and globalisation has also mean teducational policy has focused on standards and producing workers who are able to compete in a global market places. Other important aspects of education such as appreciating culture, life skills, and student well-being have been neglected.

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Assessment

Policy Issue: Privatisation and Globalisation - Globalisation is the process by which the world is bacoming increasingly interconnected and barriers are disappearing, e.g. the spread of culture through the internet. - Globalisation has shaped many marketisation and privatisation policies within and between countries. This has been through the influence of New Right polictics and the sharing of educational policies between Nation States.

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON TESTING
  • ASSESSED BY OFSTED

For: Comparisons between countries, best practice, formal curriculum changes.

Against: Accuracy of marking, lack of local accountability, knee jerk changes.

Conclusion: Through privatisation and globalisation education is being turned into an object for private-profit making. As a consequence the state is losing its control as the provider of educational services. Privatisation and globalisation has also mean teducational policy has focused on standards and producing workers who are able to compete in a global market places. Other important aspects of education such as appreciating culture, life skills, and student well-being have been neglected.

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Higher Education and Private Schools

Policy Issue: Privatisation - IN education, this involve importing ideas from the private sector to make public sector organisations like schools more businesslike, e.g. marketisation policies. - OF education, the process of transferring public assets such as schools to private companies. Those asets then become a source of profit for the business in the 'education services industry'.

  • RECRUIT 'CUSTOMERS'

For: Pay higher fees, expand, diverse multicultural mix.

Against: Commodities.

Conclusion: Through privatisation and globalisation education is being turned into an object for private-profit making. As a consequence the state is losing its control as the provider of educational services. Privatisation and globalisation has also mean teducational policy has focused on standards and producing workers who are able to compete in a global market places. Other important aspects of education such as appreciating culture, life skills, and student well-being have been neglected.

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Cola-isation

Policy Issue: Privatisation - IN education, this involve importing ideas from the private sector to make public sector organisations like schools more businesslike, e.g. marketisation policies. - OF education, the process of transferring public assets such as schools to private companies. Those asets then become a source of profit for the business in the 'education services industry'.

  • PENTRATE SCHOOLS

For: Schools to generate income.

Against: Product endorsement and brand loyalty, financial gains for school are minimal.

Conclusion: Through privatisation and globalisation education is being turned into an object for private-profit making. As a consequence the state is losing its control as the provider of educational services. Privatisation and globalisation has also mean teducational policy has focused on standards and producing workers who are able to compete in a global market places. Other important aspects of education such as appreciating culture, life skills, and student well-being have been neglected.

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