NEW SCHOOL RULES

Education is being transformed by digital delivery and the growing involvement of ‘for profit’ providers.

JULIE STEINER

CHAIR, GLOBAL EDUCATION PRACTICE
ODGERS BERNDTSON

As Julie Steiner, Chair of the Global Education Practice at Odgers Berndtson Australia, observes.


“Historically, the provision of education was the domain of governments. But in many countries, especially in the developing world, they can no longer afford to build brick and mortar schools and universities,”

she states.


“This comes as demand for education is being driven by the aspirations of a growing band of middle-class parents in developing nations and governments needing to plan long-term to ensure they have a skilled workforce relevant to their needs.”

So, education is not just a social good, but an economic necessity and has directly led to the growth of so-called ‘for profit’ providers. But who are the winners and losers in this all?


Read on for the full picture.