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Privatisation of education in the English school system

West, Anne ORCID: 0000-0003-2932-7667 (2021) Privatisation of education in the English school system. Revue internationale d'éducation de Sèvres (82). 76 - 84. ISSN 2261-4265 (In Press)

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In England, there is significant involvement of “private” entities in publicly funded schools, with clear evidence of “privatization”. This article argues that the privatization of education services in the English context raises issues regarding accountability, costs, transparency and public process. In the first section, an overview of the English school system, past and present, is provided. Drawing on academic literature and documentary analysis, the sections that follow analyse three different types of privatisation: academies, outsourcing and the “Private Finance Initiative”.

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Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2020 11:30
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 23:12

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