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SpringerBriefs in Education

How Global Capital is Remaking International Education

The Emergence of Transnational Education Corporations

Authors: Kim, Hyejin

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  • Illuminates how processes of corporatization and transnationalization in international education unfold
  • Draws connections between education reforms in one part of the globe and schooling markets in another
  • Helps readers gain an understanding of education corporatization in the world’s fastest-growing region  
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This book offers a first look at transnational education corporations, new firms that operate international schools. The quiet rise of transnational education corporations – or TECs – has implications for education systems around the globe, as corporate interests gain a greater stake in the way schools operate. The story of their ascendance links government policies in one corner of the world with profound effects in others.

In the past decade, TECs have burst onto the international schooling scene. Private firms, publicly listed firms, and private equity groups have transformed international education into an industry valued at over USD 30 billion. Nowhere has the impact been stronger and more sudden than in Asia. The top three international education firms with a presence in Asia run more than 20 schools in East and Southeast Asia with another six in India. Each educates tens of thousands of students around the globe and has an annual revenue of over USD 300 million. TECs offer a window onto the creation of new markets and the complex positions of governments in regulating social affairs. This book helps readers to understand who these firms are, what they do and how they have grown.

About the authors

Dr. Hyejin Kim served as founding convener of the Global Studies Programme at the National University of Singapore, where she is currently a lecturer in Global Studies and Political Science. She holds degrees in Global Affairs, China Studies, and Cultural Anthropology. She has written five other books, three in English and two in Korean. International Ethnic Networks and Intra-Ethnic Conflict: Koreans in China (Palgrave, 2010) is based on her fieldwork in China with various Korean groups. She has also written a fieldwork-based work of fiction, Jia: A Novel of North Korea (Cleis, 2007), which has been discussed in The New York Review of Books and excerpted in a literary journal.

The research for How Global Capital Is Remaking International Education builds on her experience working in the international education sector. She served as the managing director of an international school in Singapore, and she also worked in China for one of the largest international school operators in the world. For the past nine years, she has been an adviser on Singapore and Swedish education policy to the Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation, a government agency in Seoul.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Kim, Hyejin

  • The Creation of an International Education Sector

    Pages 15-27

    Kim, Hyejin

  • The Origins of International School Groups

    Pages 29-42

    Kim, Hyejin

  • Government Policies and the Shifting Place of International Schools in the Education System

    Pages 43-56

    Kim, Hyejin

  • Economic Planning, Education Policy, and International Schools

    Pages 57-65

    Kim, Hyejin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How Global Capital is Remaking International Education
Book Subtitle
The Emergence of Transnational Education Corporations
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-672-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9672-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-329-671-8
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 106
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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