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Norman Larocque 2008_public Private Partnership in Basic Education - An International Review

Norman Larocque 2008_public Private Partnership in Basic Education - An International Review

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Public-Private Partnerships in Basic Educatin: An Internatinal Review
Norman LaRocque
Public-Private Partnerships in Basic Educatin: An Internatinal Review
Welcme t CfBT Educatin Trust
CfBT Education Trust is a leading charityproviding education services for public benefit inthe UK and internationally. Established 40 yearsago, CfBT Education Trust now has an annualturnover exceeding £100 million and employsmore than 2,000 staff worldwide who supporteducational reform, teach, advise, researchand train.Since we were founded, we have worked inmore than 40 countries around the world. Ourwork involves teacher and leadership training,curriculum design and school improvementservices. The majority of staff provide servicesdirect to learners in schools or through projectsfor excluded pupils, in young offender institutionsand in advice and guidance for young people.Surpluses generated by our operationsare reinvested in educational research anddevelopment. Our new research programme –Evidence for Education – will improve educationalpractice on the ground and widen access toresearch in the UK and overseas.CfBT Education Trust is pleased to havecommissioned this important survey of Public-Private Partnerships in education worldwide. As an education company CfBT has extensiveexperience in this field. Our work related toPublic-Private Partnerships includes:
Ghana and Kenya – working on behalf of the
International Finance Corporation on PrivateSchools Support Programs
Abu Dhabi supervising school improvement
in a number of government schools on behalf 
of the Abu Dhabi Education CouncilIndia – working with HSBC on support for
budget private schools
Dubai – providing consultancy on a school
inspection approach for both government andprivate schools on behalf of the Knowledge and
Human Developmen]t AuthorityQatar – developing curriculum standards for
state funded ‘independent’ schools on behalf of the Supreme Education Council. Visit
for more information.
Norman LaRocque
is a public policy consultantand an advisor to the Education Forum, based
in Wellington, New Zealand. His work covers
all levels of education and has focused on theregulation of education, education finance,student loans, education contracting andpublic-private partnerships. Norman hasworked in more than 15 countries in Asia and
the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. He has
undertaken consulting projects for a range of organisations, including the World Bank, the
International Finance Corporation, GTZ, the Asian Development Bank and the IBM Center forthe Business of Government. He is a Research
 Affiliate with the State University of New York at
 Albany’s Program on Private Higher Education.Norman has an MA and a BA (Honors) in
Economics from the University of Western
Ontario (Canada).
 Abut the Authr
 The author would like to thank Neil McIntosh, Tony McAleavy and Michael Latham from CfBTEducation Trust for comments on an earlier draft
of the paper. He would also like to thank theResearch and Development team, and the CfBT
designers and editors for their excellent projectcoordination and editorial support. Any errorsremain the author’s.
 The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarilyrepresent the views of CfBT Education Trust.© CfBT copyright May 2008 All rights reserved
Public-Private Partnerships in Basic Educatin: An Internatinal Review
1 Intrductin
2 Public-Private Partnerships: Definitin
3 Internatinal Eamples f Innvative PPPs at the Basic Educatin Level
93.1 Private Sector Philanthropic Initiatives 93.2 Private Management of Public Schools 133.2.1 Contract Schools, United States 133.2.2 Charter Schools, United States 143.2.3 Colegios en Concesión, Colombia 153.2.4 Fe y Alegría, Latin America and Spain 17
3.2.5 Independent Schools, Qatar 17
3.2.6 School Management Initiatives, Pakistan 18
3.3 Government Purchase of Education Services from Private Schools 20
3.3.1 Universal Secondary Education Programme, Uganda 20
3.3.2 Government Sponsorship of Students in Private Schools, Côte d’Ivoire 20
3.3.3 Educational Service Contracting, The Philippines 203.3.4 Alternative Education, New Zealand 213.3.5 Venezuelan Association of Catholic Education Schools 223.3.6 Financial Assistance per Child Enrolled Basis Programme,
Punjab (Pakistan) 22
3.4 Voucher and Voucher-like Programmes 223.4.1 Plan de Ampliación de Cobertura de la Educación Secundaria,Colombia 243.4.2 Targeted Individual Entitlement, New Zealand 243.4.3 Independent School Subsidies, New Zealand 253.4.4 School Funding System, The Netherlands 253.4.5 Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, Milwaukee, USA 25
3.4.6 Urban Girls’ Fellowship Program, Balochistan (Pakistan) 25
3.5 Adopt-a-School Programmes 263.5.1 Sindh Education Foundation 263.5.2 Adopt-a-School Programme, The Philippines 273.6 Capacity Building Initiatives 27
3.6.1 Cluster Based Training of Teachers, Punjab (Pakistan) 273.6.2 Quality Advancement and Institutional Development in Private
Sector Schools 27
3.6.3 Quality Assurance Resource Centre 27
3.6.4 Teaching in Clusters by Subject Specialists 28

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