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New forms of privatization and commercialization in education



The IDEA Network is inviting submissions for the next issue of Intercambio Magazine, which will focus on new processes of privatization and commodification of education in the Americas, as well as the diverse forms in which this process manifests itself in different countries.

Privatizing and commercializing tendencies have proliferated in the education sector, each time gaining more terrain in each country, and at both the regional and global levels.

Capital, with multi-faceted and combined strategies, unfolds its policies to increasingly appropriate the education systems in countries, not only for doing business, but also in order to progressively impose the “ogic” of the market and the commercialization of knowledge.

The intention of this issue of Intercambio is to explore the different ways that these tendencies unfold in our countries and at the hemispheric level.

Contributions should focus on one or more of the following topics:

  • Endogenous or “internal” education privatization: the evolution of enrollment in public and private education systems. State subsidies to the private sector.
  • The privatizing logic of curriculum policies.
  • Standardized evaluation systems and the role of corporations in the business of international exams.
  • Globalization of knowledge, knowledge society and model of capitalist domination.
  • Focus on meritocracy and the logic of entrepreneurship in education.
  • The role of corporations and foundations in the education field.
  • Differentiated impact of privatizing logic in the teaching sector, in the student population and in educational communities.

For the current call for submissions, these are the relevant dates:

  • June 15, date to send proposal for article
  • July 1, deadline for submission of articles
  • July 16, deadline for review and editing process
  • July 30, deadline for editorial and design process
  • August 7, Publication

Articles should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words (6,000-9,000 characters). If they are testimonies of struggle, they should be a maximum of 700 words (5,000 characters). Articles should be in the following format: text in Word, 1.5 lines spaced, Times New Roman letter type size 12. Titles should be bolded and subtitles should be italicized. Bibliographic references should be in APA format. Include the information on the author(s) as a footnote (institutional affiliation and email). Also include: summary, key words, conclusions (or final reflection) and bibliographic references.

We ask that where possible, you accompany your materials with photos, caricatures, posters or other images that are connected to the theme of your article (please include the source of your photo or the name of the photographer or artist). Images should be in JPEG or PNG format, with high resolution.

Please email articles to the coordinating editor of this issue of Intercambio: Miguel Duhalde: miguelduhalde@ctera.org.ar, with copies to María Ramos inforedsepa@resist.ca and Steve Stewart  sstewart@redsepa.net.



 Editorial Committee

María Trejos (Costa Rica), María de la Luz Arriaga (Mexico), Edgar Isch (Ecuador), Larry Kuehn (Canada), Guillermo Chen (Guatemala), Steve Stewart (Canada), Miguel Duhalde (Argentina)

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