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Public-Private Partnerships in the Provision of Education

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Recently, new forms of partnership have emerged in the provision of education. This study evaluates the provision of education by public and private providers, drawing on the concepts of 'voice' and 'exit/entry', to examine individual behaviour within organizations that operate under the rules of the market. It will undertake a number of school-level studies to identify the manner in which demand-side and supply-side factors operate within a school, and how aspects of provision are affected by the ability of parents, pupils and providers to use and respond to voice and exit respectively.

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OLD RECOUP SITE NEWSThe seminar on public-private partnerships for education, 30 January 2009, Amsterdam

Working Papers

Tilting at Windmills: Public-Private Partnerships in Indian Education Today

Policy Briefs

Public-Private partnerships in education: some policy questions


Can School Type Help to Identify the Supply and Demand for Education?

Fennell, S. (2007). Educating the Poor: Deceptions of Private Schooling. Paper presented at the Symposium on Excluded youth: poverty, education and citizenship' at the VIII International Conference on Asian Youth and Childhoods, 2007 organised by the International Sociological Association (ISA) in Lucknow (India), 22-24 November, 2007.

Fennell, S. (2008). Can School Type Help to Identify the Supply and Demand of Education. Paper presented at RECOUP Cambridge seminar series, 3 June 2008, Cambridge.

Fennell, S. (2008). Decentralisation and the Implications for Indian Education. Paper presented at British South Asian Studies Conference, 26-28 April 2008.

Fennell, S., Jeffery, R. (2008). Privatisation not partnerships? Re-assessing educational providers in India and Pakistan. Paper presented at the 20th Conference of the European Association of South Asian Studies, Manchester.

Fennell, S. Presentation to ICEE (ICICI center for elementary education) research group, on P3EOP, 21-22nd August 2008, in Pune, India

Fennell, S. (2007). Public-Private Partnerships In Education: New Conceptual And Methodological Thinking. Paper presented at the RECOUP Symposium, 'Going for Growth' UKFIET Conference on International Education and Development, 11-13 September 2007, Oxford.

For more information, please email Shailaja Fennell at