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Comparing degrees of ‘publicness’ and ‘privateness’ in school systems: the development and application of a public-private Index

Gutierrez Cofre, Gabriel, Lupton, Ruth, Carrasco, Alejandro and Rasse, Alejandra (2022) Comparing degrees of ‘publicness’ and ‘privateness’ in school systems: the development and application of a public-private Index. Journal of Education Policy. ISSN 0268-0939

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Identification Number: 10.1080/02680939.2022.2059574

Abstract

The process of privatising services historically provided by the state has blurred the boundaries between what is considered to be ‘private’ and ‘public’. However, few efforts have been made in the educational arena to develop tools to measure this process. Most of the previous research has relied on narrow definitions about what is private and what is public. This work proposes a tool to measure the degree of publicness-privateness of school systems, avoiding binary separation of the concepts. We develop an index and test this tool in two different landscapes: London and Santiago. In these cases, it serves to illustrate major changes in the levels of public-private participation in both school systems, reflecting differences between the systems and over time. We conclude that the index has potential for development and use in the analysis of public and private dimensions in education in broader international contexts.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/tedp20
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2022 09:27
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 14:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114562

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