From Village School to Global Brand: Changing the World through Education

From Village School to Global Brand: Changing the World through Education

by James Tooley

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Overview

Can education be run as a profitable business and still be driven by a humanitarian vision? SABIS® shows the answer is yes. With eighty schools in fifteen countries and over sixty thousand students, SABIS® is a global education company committed to improving lives. SABIS® has successfully managed schools for 125 years—including the first charter school to reopen after Katrina—and this fascinating history explains the new paradigm it is spearheading and will appeal to anyone interested in education.

James Tooley is a professor of education policy at Newcastle University. His previous books include The Beautiful Tree and Educational Equality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846685453
Publisher: Profile Books Limited
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author


James Tooley is a professor of education policy at Newcastle university, where he directs the E. G. West Centre. He is currently chairman of education companies in Ghana and China creating embryonic chains of low cost private schools. He is the author of numerous books on education including The Beautiful Tree: A personal journey into how the world’s poorest people are educating themselves, and Educational Equality which he co-authored.

Table of Contents

Foreword Harry Anthony Patrinos ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 War and Peace 13

1 Climbing Mount Lebanon 15

2 The good life 38

3 Out of Lebanon 62

Part 2 Making a difference in difficult places 83

4 An American roller coaster 85

5 American antidote 124

6 A school fit for Hêro 151

7 In partnership 172

8 Licensed to ascend 195

Part 3 The enterprise of education 223

9 The logic of learning 225

10 The community of learners 256

11 The evolution of the learning environment 275

12 The education industry 298

Conclusion 329

Notes 339

Acknowledgments 346

Index 347

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