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Corporate Elites and the Reform of Public Education

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


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 ... More

Keywords: corporate elites, public service education, corporatised governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447326809
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326809.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen M. Gunter, editor
University of Manchester

David Hall, editor
University of Manchester

Michael W. Apple, editor
University of Wisconsin, Madison

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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