Privatization and the Education of Marginalized Children: Policies, Impacts and Global Lessons, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Privatization and the Education of Marginalized Children

Policies, Impacts and Global Lessons, 1st Edition

Edited by Bekisizwe S. Ndimande, Christopher Lubienski


204 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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Privatization and the Education of Marginalized Children examines the issue of markets in education as they shape educational opportunities for disadvantaged children—for better or worse—in countries around the globe. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field of international education, this book analyzes the important questions of equity and markets, privatization and opportunity, and policies' objectives and outcomes, and it explores the potential, promises, and empirical evidence on the role of market mechanisms. Offering insights from theoretical as well as international-comparative perspectives, this volume will appeal to researchers and students of education-focused public policy, sociology, and international economics. A timely contribution to the field, Privatization and the Education of Marginalized Children aims to engage in public/private debate by addressing the larger societal exclusions and segregation of communities in which these schools exist.

Table of Contents


Foreword—Jonathan Jansen


PART I: Conceptual and Theoretical Evidence

Chapter 1 The Politics of Market Mechanism in Education and Inequalities

Christopher Lubienski and Bekisizwe S. Ndimande

Chapter 2 Economic Crisis, Charter School Expansion, and Coercive Neoliberal Urbanism in the U.S.

Pauline Lipman

Chapter 3 Disadvantaged Youths’ Imagined Futures and School Choice: A Critical Socio-phenomenological Approach

Ee-Seul Yoon

Chapter 4 Managerialism, Schools, and Teachers’ Work: Education Reforms in Brazil

Álvaro Moreira Hypolito

PART II: Emerging Market Models

Chapter 5 Making Rights Realities: Does Privatizing Educational Services for the Poor Make Sense?

Keith M. Lewin

Chapter 6 Cultural Politics, Neoliberal Markets, and the Privatization of the Urban "Other": Educating India’s Children of Poverty

Rita Verma

Chapter 7 Equal Scrutiny: The Promise of Digital Education in Disadvantaged Communities and How Markets Corrupt This Potential

Patricia Burch

PART III: Established Market Models

Chapter 8 Putting Social Rights at Risk: Assessing the Impact of Education Market Reforms in Chile

Javier Gonzalez Diaz

Chapter 9 The Burdens of Marketized Schooling in Australia: Cherry Picking, Poaching, and Gaming the Curriculum

Joel Austin Windle

Chapter 10 The Influence of Neoliberalism in South African and U.S. Education Reform: Desegregation, Choice, and Inequalities

Christopher Lubienski and Bekisizwe S. Ndimande

About the Editors

Bekisizwe S. Ndimande is Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching and Faculty Associate in the African American Studies program at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Christopher Lubienski is Professor of Education Policy at Indiana University, a fellow with the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado and Sir Walter Murdoch Visiting Professor at Murdoch University in Western Australia.

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