Competition, freedom and choice: Contextualising private education

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Abstract

Propagators and defenders of privatisation processes in education often resort to the ideas of ‘competition’, ‘freedom’ and ‘choice’ to argue for the alleged advantages of privatisation in education. My lecture will (i) look at how market forces and non-state actors are legitimised in the field of education; (ii) illuminate how consumption practices can reinforce individual experiences of, and desires for, ‘freedom’; and (iii) relate these processes back to diverging basic conceptions of freedom that demarcate different views of the individual, the society, the state, and the market. Occasionally, the lecture will draw on findings from my research project on private education in urban China.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Educational Sciences

Keywords

  • education, privatization, educational choice, educational market
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventCritical Education and Policy Studies Meeting - University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 2016 May 32016 May 4
https://www.belmas.org.uk/Latest-News/critical-education-and-policy-studies-cepals-rig-meeting

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WorkshopCritical Education and Policy Studies Meeting
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period2016/05/032016/05/04
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Barbara Schulte

2012/04/012015/12/31

Project: ResearchIndividual research project, Interdisciplinary research

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