Corporate Elites and the Reform of Public Education

Corporate Elites and the Reform of Public Education

Helen M. Gunter, David Hall, and Michael W. Apple

Print publication date: 2017

ISBN: 9781447326809

Publisher: Policy Press

Abstract

Radical reforms are taking place to public service education in western style democracies. We identify the corporatisation of governance, and the role and influence of corporate elites within and external to institutions and public education. Supported by a Foreword from Professor Romuald Normand, we present 15 essays organised in two parts: one that examines this from a system perspective, and one that gives more attention to provision. These essays present primary research and analysis from a range of national settings, where corporatisation is examined and charted. We interrogate this data and analysis in order to identify major trends that are not only national but also global. The book makes an original and significant conceptual and empirical contribution to understandings and explanations of public policy.

Table of Contents

Introduction Scoping corporate elites and public education

Helen M. Gunter, Michael W. Apple and David Hall

Part 1 Corporatised governance: system perspectives

One Corporate elites and the student identity market

Patricia Burch, Andrew L. LaFave and Jahni M.A. Smith

Part 2 Corporatised governance: provision perspectives

Conclusion The challenge of corporate elites and public education

Helen M. Gunter, Michael W. Apple and David Hall

End Matter