Economization, Commodification, Digitalization:

The Emergence of a Global Education Industry

Media & Content

Video Recording of the Keynote by Prof. Dr. Stephen J. Ball


Review of the Program

Thursday, February 16, 2017

09:30

Arrival, Registration and Coffee

10:00

Welcome Greetings by the Presidential Executive Committee of Goethe-University Frankfurt
Preview and Opening Remarks
Prof. Dr. Isabell Diehm (Goethe-University Frankfurt/M, Germany) &
Prof. Dr. Christiane Thompson (Goethe-University Frankfurt/M, Germany)

10:30

Panel 1: Promoting Education for Economic Survival

Chair
Prof. Dr. Frank-Olaf Radtke (Goethe-University Frankfurt/M, Germany)

Panelists
Prof. Dr. Antoni Verger & Clara Fontdevila (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Private Actors, Interests and Networks in the Promotion of pro-Market Educational Reforms

Prof. Dr. Christopher Lubienski (Indiana University, US)
Advocacy Coalitions and Market Models for Education

Dr. Natasha Ridge & Susan Kippels (Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation, RAK, UAE)
Helping the world or helping themselves? Has UNESCO become a pay for play organization at odds with its mandate of realizing (the same quality of) education for all?

Prof. Dr. Marcelo Parreira do Amaral (University of Münster, Germany)
Embedding Education Research in the European Economic Imaginary?

Discussant
Prof. Dr. Florian Waldow (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)

12:00

Lunch Break

13:30

Panel 2: Commodities, Equities, and the Transformation of Education

Chair
Prof. Dr. Christiane Thompson (Goethe-University Frankfurt/M, Germany)

Panelists
Prof. Dr. Eva Hartmann (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
The Internationalization of Education through the Marketization of Corporate Education

Prof. Dr. Gita Steiner-Khamsi (Teachers College, Columbia University New York, US)
Businesses Seeing like a State, Governments Calculating like a Business

Prof. Dr. Bob Lingard (University of Queensland, Australia)
The Global Education Industry in Australian Schooling: A Critical Case Analysis

Discussant
Prof. Dr. Karin Amos (University of Tübingen, Germany)

15:00

Observations and Comments with Overall Discussion of the First Day
Prof. Dr. Johannes Bellmann (University of Münster, Germany)

15:30

Coffee Break

16:00

Keynote Presentation by Prof. Dr. Stephen J. Ball (IOE University College London, UK)
Michael and Susan go investing: the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) and the fuzzy relations between philanthropy and business in education
Introduction: Prof. Dr. Isabell Diehm (Goethe-University Frankfurt/M, Germany)

Please note: The Keynote will take place in HZ 8 / Hörsaalzentrum.

17:00

End

Friday, February 17, 2017

09:30 

Arrival and Coffee

10:00

Welcome Greetings and Opening Remarks for the Second Day with a Retrospective on the First Day
Prof. Dr. Johannes Bellmann (University of Münster, Germany) &
Prof. Dr. Marcelo Parreira do Amaral (University of Münster, Germany)

10:30

Panel 3: Global Digital Futures

Chair
Prof. Dr. Marcelo Parreira do Amaral (University of Münster, Germany)

Panelists
Prof. Dr. Stephen Carney (Roskilde University, Denmark)
Social Enterprise, Education and Performative ‘Development’

Prof. Dr. Christiane Thompson (Goethe-University Frankfurt/M, Germany)
The Globalized Expert. On the Transformation and Authorization of Educational Research

Prof. Dr. Karin Amos (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Virtually human? The Terasem Movement and Education

Prof. Dr. Ralf Lankau (Hochschule Offenburg, Germany)
Think different or: How to teach without a tablet

Discussant
Prof. Dr. Thomas Höhne (Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg)

12:30

Observations and Comments with Overall Discussion of the Second Day
Prof. Dr. Frank-Olaf Radtke (Goethe-University Frankfurt/M, Germany)

13:00

Lunch and Departure