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The Global Education Industry: Lessons from Private Education in Developing Countries (Studies in Education, 7) 0th Edition

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  • Series: Studies in Education, 7 (Book 7)
  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Inst of Economic Affairs (April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 025536475X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0255364751
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,101,491 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James Tooley is professor of education policy at Newcastle University, where he directs the E. G. West Centre. For his ground-breaking research on private education for the poor in India, China and Africa, Professor Tooley was awarded gold prize in the first International Finance Corporation/Financial Times Private Sector Development Competition in September 2006. For the past two years, he was President of The Education Fund, Orient Global, living in Hyderabad, India. He is currently chairman of education companies in Ghana and China and advisor to a company in India, all creating embryonic chains of low cost private schools.

Prior to joining Newcastle University, Professor Tooley previously taught and researched at the Universities of Oxford and Manchester, England; Simon Fraser University, Canada; and University of the Western Cape, South Africa. His PhD is from the Institute of Education, University of London. His first job was as a mathematics high school teacher in Zimbabwe, which he took up after graduating with a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Sussex University. His work has been featured in documentaries for the BBC and PBS: for the latter it was profiled alongside the work of Nobel Laureate Mohammed Yunus and Grameen Bank.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Junglies VINE VOICE on September 26, 2002
Format: Paperback
American readers may be surprised to learn that there is only one private university throughout the length and breadth of the United Kindom, and that is the University of Buckingham. I draw readers attention to this fact more to highlight the paucity of public policy in this area than anything else and to set out the basis of the review that follows.
The Global Education Industry is the summary of some of the results obtained from research carried out for the International Finance Corporation, which is the private sector funding subsidiary of the World Bank Group. Published here in conjunction with the London based, think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, this book is a major contributor to the ongoing debate across the industrialised world concerning the proper level of involvement of the state in education.
Education in England and Wales at least (Scotland has it's own educational sytem) was once the province of the private sector both charitable and for profit. This has been accounted in tremendous detail by E.G. West in his masterly study, Education and the state. Suffice it to say that one of the main, somewhat surprising conclusions of the book was that lower income groups were of the mind that education was a good well worth paying for and contributed significant sums so that their children coul better themselves. Indeed there is a significant tradition in England and Wales of the poor bettering themselves through study (see Rose, J 'The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes). The type of education provided was not good enough fpor the ruling classes who, in 1870, passed the Foster Act which introduced state education though the back door into the country.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 26, 1999
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