Education policy and commercial relations
Commercial actors play an important role in education, both in compulsory and higher education. What comes to mind here are publishers and companies that offer technical support, but also consultants and student or pupil support. The purpose of the doctoral research is to gain in-depth insight into the control that emanates from these local but also increasingly international commercial actors and relations, how this contributes to shaping the organization of education and what are the possibilities and the limits of commercial relationships in education. The aspiration of the doctoral research is twofold: on the one hand a thorough empirical study of the role and impact of commercial relationships in education (educational level and cases still to be defined) and on the other hand a contribution to the development of theories on the analysis of educational policy and commercialization.