Investment in Global Education
Australian trends in curriculum and development often follow the British experience. The British government's decision to restrict study visas for international students, while also increasing fees and entertaining Brexit, has through the higher education sector into turmoil in ways which would prove informative for the Australian HE sector. The same can be said for the K-12 sector, particularly in the area of educational technology (which knows no borders). A conference held in London in 2017 produced some interesting reflections from Ian Koxvold, Education Strategy team leader at PwC and Ed Tranham, editor and publisher of The Assignment Report. Koxvold noted that what was 'hot' in approaches to PWC at the moment are services which:
John Lloyd, the chief marketing officer at impact investors ClearlySo, which focuses on positive social returns. He noted that there was almost no impact from Brexit on UK operations, though they expected some impact (e.g. among knowledge worker HR supply). Emerge Education was another contributor, noting their investment in works all around the world.
The questions for the Australian school planter are: 1. where are the Australian equivalents? 2. if there are no equivalents, is there space for involvement from international investors; 3. how will a Brexit arrangement, and a bilateral trade agreement with Britain, assist in the goals of Christian school planting around the world?
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