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PPP education bibliography

This page provides useful links and a select list of publications available in the British Library, relating to public private partnerships and education. All documents in the bibliography can be obtained from the British Library Document Supply Service.

Web sites

Local Partnerships (previously 4Ps)
Local Partnerships is a joint venture between the Local Government Association and Partnerships UK, incorporating 4Ps. The 4Ps (Public Private Partnerships Programme) was set by the local authority associations in April 1996 with cross party support and is financed by and accountable to local government through a Board appointed by the LGA. It is local government's own agency.

Centre for Public Services
The Centre for Public Services is an independent, non-profit organisation. It is committed to the provision of good quality public services by democratically accountable public bodies implementing best practice management, employment and equal opportunities policies. It contains information on news and events, what future for public services, publications, psa (public service analysis), training, briefings and links to a wide range of management, trade union and research organisations along with contact information.

Department for Education and Skills
Site contains copies of DfES PPP-related publications, contact names and numbers and hyper-text links to other web sites.

Website url http://www.standards.dfee.gov.uk/eaz/ no longer available.

Department of Education (Ireland) public private partnerships strategy unit
The Public Private Partnerships & Strategy Unit within the Department of Education provides guidance and support to the public sector on Public Private Partnerships in Northern Ireland's Schools Estate.

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
The HEFCE promotes and funds high-quality, cost-effective teaching and research in universities and colleges in England. The site provides links to finance and partnerships in the system.

Office of Government Commerce
Set up to lead a wide-ranging programme to modernise procurement in government, and deliver substantial value for money improvements. It is developing an integrated procurement policy and strategy across government. OGC represents the UK on procurement matters in Europe and in the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Partnership UK
Partnerships between the public and private sectors are a cornerstone of the Government's modernisation programme. By drawing on the best of both public and private sectors, public private partnerships (PPPs) can help the public sector to deliver modern, high-quality public services. But PPPs bring with them new challenges that require specialist skills and expertise. Partnerships UK has been formed to help the public sector meet these challenges. Its mission is to work with the public sector to make PPPs better, stronger and faster.

Teachernet: schools private finance initiative
Teachernet was developed by the department of Education and Skills as a resource to support the education profession. The PFI section of the website provides, amongst other things, general information on the scheme, a list of current projects, details of publications and information on the 2004-2005 bidding round.

Official documents

PFI in schools: the quality and cost of buildings and services provided by early private finance initiative schemes
Audit Commission, 2003
ISBN 1862404127
DS Shelfmark: m03/1203

Excellence in cities and education action zones: management and impact (PDF format)
Office for standards in education, 2003, HMI 1399
DS Shelfmark: m03/26785

Taking the initiative (PDF format)
Accounts Commission for Scotland, 2002
DS Shelfmark: m02/28459
N.B. Available via PDF

The Management of student administration: a guide to good practice
Higher Education Funding Council for England, 2002
DS Shelfmark: 4307.3796

Education Action Zones: commentary on the first six zone inspections
Office for Standards in Education, February 2001.

Education Action Zones: meeting the challenge - the lessons identified from auditing the first 25 zones (PDF format)
Report by the Comptoller and Auditor General Session 2000-2001, 26 January 2001, HC130.

7th report [session 1999-00]: the role of private sector organisations in public education.
House of Commons papers, Session 1999-2000 HC118

Government's response to the 7th report of the Committee, session 1999-2000: the role of private sector organisations in public education
Department for Education and Employment, Session 1999-2000 Cm.4844

New deal for schools PPP pilots consultation
Department for Education and Employment, (Dept. 00/301) 1999

Public private partnership prospects in further education
Further Education Funding Council for England, 2000

Public private partnership prospects in further education
Further Education Funding Council for England, 1999

Journal articles and conference papers

Ball, R., Heafey, M. and King, D. Some lessons from using PFI for school building projects
Local Government Studies vol.29 no.2, Summer 2003, pp.89-106
DS Shelfmark: 5290.02900

Beckett, F. How the private sector failed to deliver
New Statesman, vol.16, no.752, 14 Apr 2003, pp.28-29
DS Shelfmark: 6088.75000

Bell, D. Educational Action Zones and Excellence in Cities
Educational Review, vol.17 no.1, 2003, pp.11-15
DS Shelfmark: 3661.33325

Edwards, P. and Shaoul, J. Controlling the PFI process in schools: a case study of the Pimlico project
Policy & Politics vol.31 no.3, Jul 2003, pp.371-386
DS Shelfmark: 6543.32200

Gravil, S. A school to be proud of
Managing Schools Today, vol.12 no.5, 2003, pp.60-63
DS Shelfmark: 5359.30300

Hirst, J. Play now, pay later?
Public Finance, 14Feb 2003
DS Shelfmark: 6963.39960

Porter, C. How much weight should we give to the Audit Commission's savaging of PFI schools?
Building, 7 Feb 2003, pp.52-56
DS Shelfmark: 2359.20000

Reid, I. and Brain, K. Education Action Zones: mission impossible
International Studies in Sociology of Education, vol.13, part 2, 2003, pp.195-214
DS Shelfmark: 4549.82200

Revell, P. Learning to love the Private Finance Initiative
The Times Educational Supplement no.4555, 24Oct 2003, p.27
DS Shelfmark: 8853.50000

Toolis, K. Will they ever learn
The Guardian, 22 Nov 2003, Weekend, pp.92-94, 97-9

Private Finance Initiative
Nursery World, 17 Jul 2003, pp.10-11
DS Shelfmark: 6187.02950

Who cares wins
Managing Schools Today, vol.12 no.5, 2003, pp.68-70
DS Shelfmark: 5359.30300

Clancy, J. PFI schools unlikely to stay the course
The Times Educational Supplement, No. 4505, 1 Nov 2002, p.18
DS Shelfmark: 8853.50000

Dickson, M. et al Twelve Education Action Zones
2002
DS Shelfmark: m03/1755

Higher Education Funding Council for England PFI case studies projects for technical support services
Good Practice Number 02/05, 2002
DS Shelfmark: 4307.3796

Hughes, K.L., Karp, M.M. and Orr, M.T. Business partnerships for American education: employer involvement in the National Academy Foundation's high school career academies
Journal of Vocational Education and Training vol.54 no.3, 2002, pp.365-394
DS Shelfmark: 5072.51150

Simpson, D. and Cieslik, M. Education Action Zones, empowerment and parents
Educational-Research, vol.44, no.2, Summer 2002, pp.119-28
DS Shelfmark: 3661.84000

Scots blasted over PFI for schools
Supply Management, 4 Jul 2002, p.7
DS Shelfmark: 8547.63814

Beckett, F. The end of Blunkett's grand illusion
New Statesman, vol.14, no.644, 19 Feb 2001, pp.33-34
DS Shelfmark: 6088.750000

Cassidy, S. Zones need extra help to keep up with the law
The Times Educational Supplement, no.4413, 26Jan 2001, p.4
DS Shelfmark: 8853.50000

Dickson, M. and Power, S. Education Action Zones: a new way of governing education?
School leadership and management, vol.21, no.2, 2001, pp.137-142
DS Shelfmark: 8092.78300

Gewirtz, S. and Power, S. Reading Education Action Zones
Journal of education policy, vol.16, no.1, Jan-Feb 2001, pp.39-51.
DS Shelfmark: 4973.150800

Gobson, A. and Price, D. How youth and educational services in the UK are being privatised
Youth and Policy, Vol. 72, Summer 2001, pp.50-62
DS Shelfmark: 9421:50900

Hallgarten, J. and Watling, R. Buying Power: the role of the private sector in education action zones
School leadership and management, vol.21, no.2, 2001, pp.143-158
DS Shelfmark: 8092.78300

Kalaftides, L. Education: on the ropes
Ecologist, vol.31, no.9, Nov 2001, pp.26-31
DS Shelfmark: 3649.40000

Mansel,l W. Private Sector cold-shoulders fledgling EAZs
The Times Educational Supplement, no. 4439, 27Jul 2001, p.2
DS Shelfmark: 8853.50000

McHugh, J. Glasgow's class act (public private partnerships in education)
Public finance, 23 Feb - 1 Mar 2001, pp.22-23.
DS Shelfmark: 6963.399600

Painter, C. and Clarence, E. UK local action zones and changing urban governance
Urban Studies vol.38, no.8, Jul 2001, pp.1215-32
DS Shelfmark: 9123.69000

Ryan, C. Business behind the black board (education and business)
Public finance, 6-12 Jul 2001, pp.20-22.
DS Shelfmark: 6963.399600

Storey, M. Learning zone
Local government chronicle, no.6935, 19 Jan 2001, pp.20.
DS Shelfmark: 5290.013000

Theakston, J., Robinson, K.D. and Bangs, J. Teachers talking: teacher involvement in Education Action Zones
School Leadership and Management, vol.21, no.2, 2001, pp.183-198
DS Shelfmark: 8092.78300

The private sector will enjoy a much higher profile in state schools under Labour's future plans for education. Does a new private-public partnership school in London provide a blueprint for all?
Managing Schools Today, vol.11, no.2, 2001, pp.18-29
DS Shelfmark: 5359.30300

Schools PFI projects
Inhouse lawyer, Nov 2001, pp.41-43
DS Shelfmark: 4513.74000

Adelman, N. Improving the "system": can charter schools help?
Teaching and change, vol.7, no.3, Spring 2000, pp.203-21.
DS Shelfmark: 8614.001000

Carnoy, M. School choice? Or is it Privatization?
Educational researcher, vol.29, no.7, Oct 2000, pp.15-20.
DS Shelfmark: 6963.399600

Browning, M. A critical analysis of charter schools
Equity and excellence in education, vol.33, no.2, Sep 2000, pp.16-23.
DS Shelfmark: 3794.759500

Easen, P. Education Action Zones: partnership is no panacea for progress
Westminster studies in education, vol.23, 2000, pp.55-69.
DS Shelfmark: 9304.770000

Bird, K. and Jones, K. Partnership as strategy: public private relations in Education Action Zones
British educational research journal, vol.26, no.4, 2000, pp.491-506.
DS Shelfmark: 2299.250000

Gresham, A. et al. Desert bloom: Arizona's free market in education
Phi-Delta-Kappan, vol.81, no.10, Jun 2000, pp.751-757.
DS Shelfmark: 6449.400000

Good, T.L. and Braden, J.S. Charter schools: another reform failure or a worthwhile investment?
Phi-Delta-Kappan, vol.81, no.10, Jun 2000, pp.745-750.
DS Shelfmark: 6449.400000

Halpin, D. Education action zones and the democratic control of education
British Education Research Association Annual Conference, Cardiff University, 7-10Sep 2000

Jolliffe, J. Mind the gap: developing joint strategies with new funding: can we travel the distance?
Education review, vol.13, no.2, Spring 2000, pp.32-36.
DS Shelfmark: 36661.333250

Lissauer, R. Partnerships in education: what can they deliver?
New economy, vol.7, no.3, Sep 2000, pp.143-147.
DS Shelfmark: 6083.670500

Manno, B.V., Finn, C.E. and Vanourek, G. Beyond the school house door: how charter schools are transforming U.S. public education
Phi Delta Kappan, vol.81, no.10, Jun 2000, pp.736-44
DS Shelfmark: 6449.400000

Manno, B.V., Vanourek, G. and Finn, C.E. The future of charter schools: how big, how bright?
Teaching and change, vol.7, no.3, Spring 2000, pp.222-34.
DS Shelfmark: 8614.001000

Meeks, L. et al Racial desegregation: magnet schools, vouchers, privatization , and home schooling
Education and urban society, vol.33, no.1, Nov 2000, pp.88-101.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.204000

Molnar, A. and Morales, J. Commercialism@School.com: the third annual report on trends in schoolhouse commercialism
Center for the Analysis of Commercialism in Education (CACE), School of Education University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sep 2000

Plank, D, Arsen. D. and Sykes, G. Charter schools and private profits
School administrator, vol.57, no.5, 18 May 2000, pp.12-14.
DS Shelfmark: 8092.570000

Pye, R. Sink schools: what are they and what can we do about them?
Education review, vol.13, no.2, Spring 2000, pp.20-25.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.333250

Power, S. and Whitty, G. Marketization and privatization in mass education systems
International journal of education development, vol.20, no.2, Mar 2000, pp.93-107.
DS Shelfmark: 4542.199500

Slater, J. Is this the future? Or will it be this? (Implications of privatisation in education)
Times education supplement Scotland, no.1733, 28 Jan 2000, pp.21-22.
DS Shelfmark: 8855.020000

Ranson, S. Recognizing the pedagogy of voice in a learning community
Educational management and administration, vol.28, no.3, Jul 2000, pp.263-279.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.442000

Taylor, A. "Spitting in the wind": the demise of a school- business partnership
International journal of educational development, vol.20, no.2, Mar 2000, pp.153-175.
DS Shelfmark: 4542.199500

Walford, G. From city technology colleges to sponsored grant-maintained schools
Oxford review of education, vol.26, no.2, 2000, pp.145-158.
DS Shelfmark: 6321.017000

Whitfield, D. The third way for education: privatisation and marketisation
Forum (for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education); vol.42, no.2, Summer 2000, pp.82-85.
DS Shelfmark: 4024.085200

Wicks, M. Putting PPP's to work (public private partnerships in education)
Private finance initiative journal, vol.5, no.5, Nov/Dec 2000, pp.16 and 18.
DS Shelfmark: 6617.063620

Wronkovich, M. Will charter schools lead to a systemic reform of public education?
American secondary education, vol.28, no.4, Summer 2000, pp.3-8.
DS Shelfmark: 0857.027000

Schools: profits for the taking
Labour research, vol.89, no.8, Aug 2000, pp.13-16.
DS Shelfmark: 5142.500000

Statutory Instruments
Education and the law, vol.12, no.1, 2000, pp.47-53.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.1882000

Law, S. Leadership for learning: the changing culture of professional development in schools
Journal of educational administration, vol.37, no.1, 1999, pp.66-79.
DS Shelfmark: 4973.153000

Green, A.G. and Gamarnikow, E. The third way and social capital: Education Action Zones and a new agenda for education, parents and community?
International studies in sociology of education, vol.9, no.1, 1999, pp.3-22.
DS Shelfmark: 4549.822000

Beckett, F. Lessons in losing control
Local government chronicle, no.6848, 23 Apr 1999, pp.18-19.
DS Shelfmark: 5290.013000

Beckett, F. The loaded dice: private sector involvement in education
Education review, vol.13, no.1, Autumn 1999, pp.49-53.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.333250

Beeton, K. Modernising the schools infrastructure in England (PDF format)
Keynote address delivered at the UEF/PEB/CAE International Symposium 1999 (Baltimore, MD, USA).1999.

Fair, J. Partners in the LEA tango
Public finance, 13-16 Aug 1999, pp.20-21.
DS Shelfmark: 9304.770000

Gillard, D. Kings' Manor School: an experiment in privatisation?
Forum (for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education); vol.41, no.2, Summer 1999, pp.47-50.
DS Shelfmark: 4024.085200

Haplin, D. Investing in social capital: EAZs and the renewal of civil society
Education review, vol.13, no.1, Autumn 1999, pp.65-70.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.333250

Hartoonian, M. Education for sale: what's a (democratic) principle worth?
Social education, vol.63, no.4, May/Jun 1999, pp.241-3.
DS Shelfmark: 8318.087000

Hatcher, R. Profit and power: business and Education Action Zones
Education review, vol.13, no.1 Autumn 1999, pp.71-77.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.33250

Longoria, T. The distribution of public-private partnerships: targeting of voluntary efforts to improve urban education
Nonprofit and voluntary sector quarterly, vol.28, no.3, Sep 1999, pp.315-29.
DS Shelfmark: 6117.34010

Lushington, M. New Labour's secret garden: the privatisation of public education
Education review, vol.13, no.1, Autumn 1999, pp.59-64.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.333250

Nathan, J. Progress, possibilities, and problems of the charter public school movement
Technos, vol.8, no.3, Fall 1999, pp.24-27.
DS Shelfmark: 8761.065000

Nickson, K. Charter schools : implications for Education Action Zones
Education review, vol.13, no.1, Autumn 1999, pp.54-59.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.333250

Pye, D. What goes around comes around: DfEE and LEA relations in the context of EAZ
British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Sussex at Brighton, Sep 2-5 1999.
DS Shelfmark: 1082.264200

Tooley, J. The global education industry, or how education companies can solve the problem of "sink" schools
Education review, vol.13, no.1, Autumn 1999, pp.43-48.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.333250

Tulloch, M. Drawing the line on privatisation
Education review, vol.13, no.1, Autumn 1999, pp.33-37.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.333250

Ward, M. Partnership? Experiences of a teacher representative on the Newcastle Education Achievement Zone
Education review, vol.13, no.1, Autumn 1999, pp.4-8.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.333250

Whitty, G. and Power, S. New Labour's education policy, first, second or third way?
Journal of education policy, vol.14, no.5, Sep-Oct 1999, pp.535-546.
DS Shelfmark: 4973.150800

Going private (privatisation of state schools)
Economist, vol.350, no.8106, 13 Feb 1999, pp.35.
DS Shelfmark: 3659.410000

No support for school support
Labour research, vol.88, no.9, Sep 1999, pp.23-24
DS Shelfmark: 5142.500000

Profiting from our education
Labour research, vol.88, no.1, Jan 1999, pp.13-14.
DS Shelfmark: 5142.500000

Barnard, N. Confusion surrounds the future of local choice
Times educational supplement, no.4255, 16 Jan 1998, p.16.
DS Shelfmark: 8853.500000

Cassidy, S and Heckett, G. Fears of Labour agenda hamper action zone plan
Times educational supplement, no.4264, 20 Mar 1998, p.8.
DS Shelfmark: 8853.500000R

Carvel, J. Privatising schools: scare or scandal
Public finance, 16-22 Jan 1998, pp.13-14.
DS Shelfmark: 6963.399600

Chitty, C. Education Action Zones: test-beds for privatisation?
Forum (for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education), vol.40, no.3, Autumn 1998, pp.79-81.
DS Shelfmark: 4024.085200

Cohen, N. Educational advisor as asset stripper
Journal of education for teaching, vol.24, no.3, Nov 1998, pp.257-258.
DS Shelfmark: 4973.152500

Loy, C. Site path
Public finance, 6-12 Feb 1998, pp.18-19.
DS Shelfmark:6963.399600

Rafferty, F. et al You are entering the try-out zones
Times educational supplement, no.4278, Jun 26, 1998, pp.8-9.
DS Shelfmark: 8853.50000R

Reid, William, A. Erasmus, Gates, and the end of the curriculum
Journal of curriculum studies, vol.30, no.5, Sep/Oct 1998, pp.499-501.
DS Shelfmark: 4965.950000

Whitty, G., Power, S. and Edwards, T. The assisted places scheme: its impact and its role in privatization and marketization
Journal of education policy, vol.13, no.2, Mar-Apr 1998, pp.237-250.
DS Shelfmark: 4973.150800

Education action zones
Labour research, vol.87, no.4, Apr 1998, pp.23.
DS Shelfmark: 5142.500000

Brown, F. Privatization and urban education: more political and less educational
Education and urban society, vol.29, no.2, Feb 1997, pp.204-16.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.2040

Parry, T.R. Decentralization and privatization: education policy in Chile
Journal of public policy, vol.17, no.1, Jan- Apr 1997, pp.107-33.
DS Shelfmark: 5043.640

Harba, J and McCutcheion, A.L "Dirty money" and education: class resources and the entrepreneurial expectations in 1990 Czechoslovakia
International journal of contemporary sociology, vol.32, no.2, 1995, pp.221-234.
DS Shelfmark: 4542.1760

Special education in Parliament
British journal of special education, vol.19, Jun 1992, pp.63-64.
DS Shelfmark: 2324.850

Brown, F. and Conteras, A.R. Deregulation and privatization of education: a flawed concept
Education and urban society, vol.23, Feb 1991, pp.144-158.
DS Shelfmark: 3661.2040

Staman, E.M. and Hanes, M.L. Public/private technology partnerships as a catalyst for faculty and pedagogic development
Proceedings of the international forum - European Association for Institutional Research 1991, 13th, pp.299-312.
DS Shelfmark: 6846.185

Pring, R. Privatization in education
Journal of education policy, vol.2, Oct/Dec 1987, pp.289-9.
DS Shelfmark: 4973.150800

Books and reports

Commission on Public Private Partnerships. Building better partnerships: the final report of the Commission on Public Private Partnerships
Institute for Public Policy Research, 2001.
DS Shelfmark:m01/35266

Fielding, M. Taking education really seriously: four years hard labour
Routledge Falmer, 2001.
DS Shelfmark: m01/29132

Tomlinson, S. Education in a post-welfare society
Buckingham: Open University Press, 2001.
DS Shelfmark: m01/29886

Lissaur, R. and Robinson, P.  A learning process: public private partnerships in education
Institute for Public Policy Research, 2000.
London Reference Collections shelfmark: SPIS.379.41

Burchardt, T., Hills, J. and Propper, C. Private welfare and public policy
Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 1999.
DS Shelfmark: 99/11614

Whitty, G., Power. S. and Haplin, D. Devolution and choice in education: the school, the state and the market
Buckingham: Open University Press, 1998.
DS Shelfmark: 98/22336

Gewirtz, S., Ball, S.J. and Bowe, R. Markets, choice and equity in education
Buckingham: Open University Press, 1995.
DS Shelfmark: 95/35064