In April 2016, we hosted a “non-conference” to discuss a number of important themes pertaining to trends in education privatization globally.
In our non-conference we wanted to bring scholars, activists and advocates together to think about how deeply and detrimentally this idea has permeated our own lives and work – in schools, at the university, in our respective organizations. And more importantly, how it has disproportionately impacted poor communities and countries desperately trying to keep up with the global economy.
This website is intended to serve as a hub for those conversations, providing links to the articles and blogs of scholars and activists invested in this issue. The themes of the non-conference have been translated to sections of the website, and will hopefully be of use as a starting point for further research.
Global and Local Policy Conversations
Beyond Mapping- Corporations and Philanthropy Financing Privatization
Global Policy Mobilities: Policy Imposition/ Recontexualization in the Global North and South
Neoliberal Governance and Privatization: Intersectionality with Class, Gender, Disability, LGBT, and Race
Entering through the “screen door”: Privatization, Virtual Schools and the Tech, Data and Testing Industries
Teachers on the Front Line: The Global Response
Counter Networks and Counter Publics: Building Alternative Research and Advocacy Networks
Knowledge Mobilization: Academics, Advocates, and New Knowledge Brokers
Creating the New education Professional (and the new student): Privatizing Subjectivities in schools