ERIC Number: EJ733464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Privatisation Of Education In Canada: A Survey Of Trends
Davidson-Harden, Adam; Majhanovich, Suzanne
International Review of Education, v50 n3-4 p263-287 Jul 2004
The construct of "neo-liberalism" well defines privatisation within a global convergence of educational policy discourses and practices. This study analyses initiatives for and processes of privatisation in Canadian education from K--12 to post-secondary levels. In considering how privatisation is affecting public education systems in Canada, the authors focus on the commodification and marketisation of education. They also examine issues of equity and the viability of universally accessible and publicly funded education systems. Finally, the study highlights two main interrelated trends: the intrusion of market discourse into education at all levels on one hand and on the other a growing tension between contrasting conceptions of education as a tradable commodity and as a social right.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Educational Trends, Educational Policy, Public Education, Equal Education, Educational Administration, Access to Education, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada