Education, Privatization and New Public-Private Mixes

EDUPARTNER: Public-Private Partnerships in Educational Governance: An analysis of its dissemination, implementation and impact in a globalizing world

Over the past decade, an outstanding trend has been the growth of private sector involvement in the financing and provision of education at a global scale, which is altering profoundly the way education is governed. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are one of the main policy proposals under this rapidly emerging trend.

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The political economy of education privatization. A systematic review

By adopting a systematic literature review methodology, this project aims to:
• Find out under which political and economic circumstances education privatization policies are adopted by countries.
• Map out a typology of forms of privatization of education and in education and identify factors favoring those specific forms.
• Understand the role played by a rage of international organizations and other key actors (including think-tanks, private foundations, etc.) in the promotion of privatization policies worldwide.

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Educational Inequalities and Public-Private Partnerships in Colombian Education

Colombia is one of the countries in Latin America that has a longer tradition in implementing educational PPPs under the form of both voucher programmes and charter schools (colegios en concesión). This project will apply an innovative methodology based on the principles of realist evaluation to understand the nature and direction of PPP impacts in different educational dimensions, as well as what are the challenges and limitations of PPP policies when it comes to guarantee education as a human right.

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