Conclusion: Changing Education in the GEI—Rationales, Logics, and Modes of Operation

  • Marcelo Parreira do AmaralEmail author
  • Christiane Thompson


Increasingly, as the discussions in the preceding chapters show, economic rationales and logics pervade educational thinking and practice; business strategies and modes of operation progressively penetrate the education sector with the active involvement of business actors and stakeholders. In the concluding chapter, we want to go beyond the particular expressions and manifestations of the Global Education Industry (GEI) phenomenon by discerning different but overarching rationales, logics, and modes of operation identified from a more synthetic reading of the chapters included in this volume. The chapter is rounded out by raising questions as to the social dislocations gaped open by the GEI phenomena and interrogations of theoretical lenses that guide our analyses.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcelo Parreira do Amaral
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christiane Thompson
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.Theory and History of EducationGoethe-University Frankfurt am MainFrankfurt am MainGermany

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