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The Resource Educating for the knowledge economy? : critical perspectives, edited by Hugh Lauder ... [et al.]

Educating for the knowledge economy? : critical perspectives, edited by Hugh Lauder ... [et al.]

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Educating for the knowledge economy? : critical perspectives
Title
Educating for the knowledge economy?
Title remainder
critical perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hugh Lauder ... [et al.]
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Educating for the Knowledge Economy The promise, embraced by governments around the world, is that the knowledge economy will provide knowledge workers with a degree of autonomy and permission to think which enables them to be creative and to attract high incomes. What credence should we give to this promise? The current economic crisis is provoking a reappraisal of both economic and educational policy. Policy makers and educationists across the world see education as central to economic competitiveness. However, this book asks fundamental questions about the relationship between the economy and education since, in contrast to policy makers' rhetoric, the relationship between the two sectors is not straightforward. An unorthodox account of the knowledge economy and economic globalisation suggests that autonomy in the workplace and permission to think will be only given to the elite. In this view many aspirant well-educated middle-class young workers are doomed to disappointment. In this book, leading scholars from the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand discuss these issues and interrogate the assumptions and links between the different elements of education and how they might relate to the economy. Even if we assume that the official view of the knowledge economy is correct are we educating young people to be autonomous, creative thinkers? Are current policies relating to knowledge, learning and assessment consistent with the kinds of workers and skills required for the knowledge economy? This book will appeal to academics, policy makers, teachers and students interested in the central role of education in the knowledge economy"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
338.4/337
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC65
LC item number
.E313 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Educating for the knowledge economy? : critical perspectives, edited by Hugh Lauder ... [et al.]
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
zmeld1 b8130629
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 249 p.
Isbn
9780415615068
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011027056
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(DLC) 2011027056
Label
Educating for the knowledge economy? : critical perspectives, edited by Hugh Lauder ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
zmeld1 b8130629
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 249 p.
Isbn
9780415615068
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011027056
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(DLC) 2011027056

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