Your Name and Title: Helle Gudmandsen, Kampagnekoordinator/Education Campaign Coordinator
School or Organization Name: IBIS
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Denmark
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Educators and individuals in the education development field
Short Session Description (one line): This session will look at a growing trend in developing countries for international corporations to privatize education through for-profit & fee-based schools.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Increasingly, families in developing countries are being confronted with the option of paying fees to attend private schools being created and run by for-profit corporations, usually based in the US and Europe. In the absence of adequate numbers of public or government schools and trained teachers, some are suggesting that privatization of education is the solution to ensuring that all young people have access to an education. But for those of us who believe that access to a quality education is a human right, governments have a responsibility for developing a sustained capacity for providing free and public education. Low-cost fee private schools are becoming more and more a trend, with teachers who are paid badly and don't have an education. This session will explore how we can build on and support non-profit and governmental educational institutions in developing countries to ensure that all children have equitable access to a quality and free education?
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