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The Rise of External Actors in Education

Shifting Boundaries Globally and Locally

Edited by Christopher Lubienski, Miri Yemini and Claire Maxwell

Published

Jun 28, 2022

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1447359005

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jun 28, 2022

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1447359012

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
The Rise of External Actors in Education

Increasingly it is not just the state that determines the content, delivery and governance of education. The influence of external actors has been growing, but the boundaries between internal and external have become blurred and their partnerships have become more complex.

This book considers how schooling systems are being influenced by the rise of external actors, including private companies, NGOs, parent organisations, philanthropies and international assessment frameworks.

It explores how the public, private and third sectors are becoming increasingly intertwined. Introducing new theoretical frameworks, it examines diverse sites — including Cambodia, Israel, Poland, Chile, Australia, Brazil and the US — to study the role of policies, institutions and contextual factors shaping the changing relationships between those seeking to influence schooling.

Christopher Lubienski is Professor of Education Policy at Indiana University, US.

Miri Yemini is an Associate Professor of Education at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Claire Maxwell is Professor in Sociology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Foreword

Gita Steiner Khamsi

Introduction

Miri Yemini, Claire Maxwell, Christopher Lubienski

Chapter One: Collective Parent Involvement: An In-Between Actor

Audrey Addi-Raccah

Chapter Two: When Teachers Become the External Actor: Private Tutoring and Endogenous Privatization in Cambodia

Hang M. Le & D. Brent Edwards Jr.

Chapter Three: Cross-sector Alliances in Charter Schools: The Role of Board of Directors in For-profit and Nonprofit Sectors

Charisse Gulosino & Elif Sisli Ciamarra

Chapter Four: A Communitarian Framework for Understanding the Relations between Schools and NGOs

Izhar Oplatka

Chapter Five: PISA for Sale? Creating Profitable Policy Spaces through the OECD’s PISA for Schools

Steven Lewis and Bob Lingard

Chapter Six: Historical Reconfigurations of Internal/External Actors in Danish Educational Testing Practices

Christian Ydesen

Chapter Seven: A Short History of External Agency Involvement within Education in Contemporary Poland

Mikołaj Herbst

Chapter Eight: New Philanthropy in the Heterarchical Governance of Education in Brazil

Marina Avelar

Keywords: new philanthropy, Brazil, external actors.

Chapter Nine: Venture Philanthropy and the Rise of External Actors in Australian Education

Emma Rowe

Chapter 10: Power Struggle in Education Policy Change: The role of knowledge actors in structural reforms in Chile

Dante Castillo-Canales and Javier González Díaz

Conclusion

Christopher Lubienski, Claire Maxwell, Miri Yemini