The integration of public schooling and corporate investment has become relatively commonplace around the world, yet there is no academic research on how this phenomenon could impact Australia. The aim of this project is to identify modes of commercial provision of schooling around the globe and the policy networks and changing forms and practices of the state that facilitate this provision. The project will provide new knowledge on how commercial provision of schooling is creating new relationships between governments and private companies and the implications of this commercial provision for equitable and democratic schooling in Australia.

Project members

This is a collaborative study with:

Professor Robert Lingard - The University of Queensland

Associate Professor Greg Thompson - Queensland University of Technology

Associate Professor Kalervo Gulson - The University of New South Wales

Dr Nicole Mockler - The University of Sydney

Professor Stephen Ball - Institute of Education, London