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Privatizing Teacher Solidarity: Education Freelancing in the Former Socialist Bloc


With the advent of the market forces in the post-socialist education space, the logic of service provision has become commonplace in schools. For many teachers, “education entrepreneurship” has become a part of the individual and collective professional identity formation. In Lithuania, for example, the 2003 Law on Education...

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The santos governement and the persecution of the public university Whilst some things have changed since the appointment of Juan Manuel Santos as President of the Republic (2010), echoes of the preceding administration, in which Santos acted as Minister of Defence, remain. According to Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT),...

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Disciplining the unruly subject:

John Hood Plaza - University of Auckland Business School. Image by Bernhard Oh via Flickr.

The negative side of counting, measuring and auditing tertiary education institutions Governments do and can legitimately (on behalf of citizens) have expectations that tertiary education institutions will “produce public value” (Moore, 2005, in Pearman, 2009: 8). However, the current measures being used in New Zeal...

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