The implications of education privatization on teachers in lower-income countries

Background document for the 13th Session of the CEART

Conference paper | 07 March 2019
This report served as background paper for the 13th Session of the Joint ILO–UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel(CEART).

The enrolment in private schools has experienced a significant and constant growth in recent years, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Drawing on recent scholarly sources and covering, as far as possible, the five geographic regions of the ILO, the paper will examine trends in privatization of primary and secondary education and its impact on teachers.