Economization, Commodification, Digitalization:

The Emergence of a Global Education Industry

Karin Amos

Karin Amos

Professor of Education, University of Tübingen

Karin Amos is Professor of Education at University of Tübingen, Germany, with a special focus on International and Comparative Education as well as Intercultural Pedagogy. Her research interests include international governance in education, the relation between the concepts governance and governmentality as well as the question of the relation between political and pegagogical formation.

Latest Publication Schmidt, J., Amos, S. K., Schrader, J., Thiel, A. (Eds.) (2016). Internationalisierte Welten der Bildung. Bildung und Bildungspolitik im globalen Vergleich. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.

Stephen J. Ball

Stephen J. Ball

Professor of Sociology of Education, IOE University College London

Stephen J. Ball is Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology of Education at the University College London, Institute of Education, Great Britain. His main areas of interest are in sociologically informed education policy analysis and the relationships between education, education policy and social class.

Latest Publication: Ball, S. J., Junemann, C. & Santori, D. (2017). Edu.net: Globalisation and education policy mobility. London: Routledge.

Johannes Bellmann

Johannes Bellmann

Position Professor of Education, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Johannes Bellmann is Professor of Education at the University of Münster, Gemrany. His work focusses on theorizing education from a perspective of social theory, historiography of education and economics of education as well as education policy.

Latest Publication: Bellmann, J. (2016). A Critique of Economization Critiques from the Field of Education Science. Bildungsgeschichte. International Journal for the Historiography of Education 6(2), pp. 212-229.

Stephen Carney

Stephen Carney

Professor of Education Policy, Roskilde University

Stephen Carney is Professor of Education Policy at Roskilde University, Denmark. His research concerns theorizing global educational reform and has involved extensive ethnographic work in Denmark, England, Nepal and China.

Latest Publication: Wright, S., Carney, S., Krejsler, J., Bykærholm Nielsen, G. & Williams Ørberg, J. (2015). Enacting the University: Danish University Reform in an International Perspective. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Isabell Diehm

Isabell Diehm

Professor of Education, Goethe-University Frankfurt

Isabell Diehm is Professor of Education at Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Her work focuses on: education, politics and society, migration, inequality, early childhood and gender studies.

Latest Publication: Diehm, I., Kuhn, M. & Machold, C. (Eds.) (2016): Differenz - Ungleichheit - Erziehungswissenschaft. Verhältnisbestimmungen im (Inter-)Disziplinären. Wiesbaden: Springer-VS.

Clara Fontdevila

Clara Fontdevila

PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Clara Fontdevila is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, with a thesis project on the settlement of the post-2015 global education agenda through network analysis. Her areas of interest are private-sector engagement in education policy, education and international development, and the global governance of education.

Latest Publication: Verger, A., Fontdevila, C., & Zancajo, A. (2016). The Privatization of Education: A Political Economy of Global Education Reform. New York: Teachers College Press.

Eva Hartmann

Eva Hartmann

Professor of Sociology and Political Economy, Copenhagen Business School

Eva Hartmann is Professor of Sociology and Political Economy at the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Her current research project focuses on transnational private authority and examines the role of multinational companies in promoting international qualifications standards.

Latest Publication: Hartmann, E. (2016). Education Outside the Public Limelight: The ‘Parallel Universe’ of ICT Certifiers. In A. Verger, C. Lubienski & G. Steiner-Khamsi (Eds.), World Yearbook of Education 2016: The Global Education Industry. New York: Routledge, pp. 228-247.

Susan Kippels

Susan Kippels

Research Fellow at the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research

Susan Kippels is a Research Fellow at the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Her research interests include philanthropy and education, private education in the Gulf, and Arab migrant teachers.

Latest Publication: Ridge, N. Y., Shami, S., & Kippels, S. M. (2016). Private Education in the Absence of a Public Option: The Cases of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 3(2).

Thomas Höhne

Thomas Höhne

Professor of Education, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg

Thomas Höhne is Professor of Education at Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany. His work focusses on the economization of education, education and knowledge policy, educational governance, new educational media as well as private actors in education.

Latest Publication Höhne, Thomas (2015). Ökonomisierung und Bildung. Zu den Formen ökonomischer Rationalisierung im Feld der Bildung. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Ralf Lankau

Ralf Lankau

Professor of Media Design and Theory, Hochschule Offenburg

Ralf Lankau is Professor of Media Design and Theory at the Hochschule Offenburg and is the manager of the gafik.werkstatt at the faculty of media and information engineering. His main areas of interest are experimental media production in arts, teaching and science as well as design, communication science and media education.

Latest Publication: Lankau, R., Burchardt, M. & Hensinger, P. (2016). Trojaner aus Berlin: Der "Digitalpakt#D". Available at: http://futur-iii.de/2016/11/10/trojaner-aus-berlin-derdigitalpaktd/

Bob Lingard

Bob Lingard

Professor, University of Queensland

Bob Lingard is Professor in the School of Education at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. His work is situated within the sociology of education and focuses on education policy, with a particular focus on the impacts of globalization and on the work of the OECD.

Latest Publication: Lingard, B., Martino, W., Rezai-Rashti, G. & Sellar, S. (2016). Globalizing educational accountabilities. New York: Routledge.

Christopher Lubienski

Christopher Lubienski

Professor of Education Policy, Indiana University

Christopher Lubienski is Professor of Education Policy at Indiana University, USA, and Sir Walter Murdoch Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University in Australia, as well as Visiting Professor in the Department of Educational Management at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. His research focuses on the political economy of education and education policy making.

Latest Publication: Verger, A., Lubienski, C. & Steiner-Khamsi, G. (Eds.) (2016). The Global Education Industry. World Yearbook of Education 2016. New York: Routledge.

Marcelo Parreira do Amaral

Marcelo Parreira do Amaral

Professor of International and Comparative Education, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Marcelo Parreira do Amaral is Professor of International and Comparative Education at the University of Münster, Germany. Parreira do Amaral is also member of NESET (Network of Experts on the Social Aspects of Education) funded by the European Commission. His main research Interests include international and comparative education, education policy, international educational governance and its implications for education research, practice and policy.

Latest Publication: Walther, A., Parreira do Amaral, M., Cuconato, M. & Dale, R. (Eds.): 2016. Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe. Pathways, Policy and Practice. London/New York: Bloomsbury Academic Plc.

Frank-Olaf Radtke

Frank-Olaf Radtke

Professor of Education, Goethe-University Frankfurt

Frank-Olaf Radtke was Professor of Education at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, Germany, until 2011. His work focuses on: education and migration, education and profession/organization as well as economics of education.

Latest Publication: Radtke, F.-O. (2016). Konditionierte Strukturverbesserung. Umbau und Neuformierung der deutschen Erziehungswissenschaft flankiert von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft unter Anleitung der OECD verwirklicht von der Kultusministerkonferenz, Zeitschrift für Pädagogik 62(5), pp. 707-731.

Natasha Ridge

Natasha Ridge

Executive Director of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research

Natasha Ridge is Executive Director of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Her latest research focuses on the role and impact of Arab father involvement, philanthropy and education, and access and equity in the Gulf education sector.

Latest Publication: Ridge, N. Y., Shami, S., & Kippels, S. M. (2016). Private Education in the Absence of a Public Option: The Cases of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 3(2).

Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Professor of Comparative and International Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Gita Steiner-Khamsi is Professor of Comparative and International Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, USA, as well as the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Her work focuses on globalization, transnational policy borrowing and lending as well as school reform and teacher policy in developing countries, mostly in post-Soviet Central Asia and Mongolia. She is a past president of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) and co-editor of the series World Yearbook of Education (Routledge).

Latest Publication: Verger, A., Lubienski, C. & Steiner-Khamsi, G. (Eds.) (2016). The Global Education Industry. World Yearbook of Education 2016. New York: Routledge.

Christiane Thompson

Christiane Thompson

Professor of Theory and History of Education, Goethe-University Frankfurt

Christiane Thompson is Professor of Theory and History of Education at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Her work focuses on: philosophy of education, cultural studies of education and educational research, educational authority at the crossing point of language and power, as well as critical theory of education.

Latest Publication: Schäfer, A. & Thompson, C. (2015). Leistung. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh.

Antoni Verger

Antoni Verger

Professor of Sociology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Antoni Verger is Professor at the Department of Sociology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. His research has specialized in the study of the relationship between global governance institutions and education policy, with a focus on the dissemination, enactment and effects of education privatization, public-private partnerships and quasi-market policies in education.

Latest Publication: Verger, A., Lubienski, C. & Steiner-Khamsi, G. (Eds.) (2016). The Global Education Industry. World Yearbook of Education 2016. New York: Routledge.

Florian Waldow

Florian Waldow

Professor of Comparative and International Education, Humboldt-University of Berlin

Florian Waldow is Professor of Comparative and International Education at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. His research interests include the institutional, cultural and normative foundations of performance evaluation in schools, international transfer of education policy as well as new public management.

Latest Publication: Ringarp, J. & Waldow, F. (2016). From ‘silent borrowing’ to the international argument, legitimating Swedish educational policy from 1945 to the present day. NordSTEP 2016, 2: 29583 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/nstep.v2.29583