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- DescriptionThe promise, embraced by governments around the world, is that the kwledge ecomy will provide kwledge workers with a degree of automy 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 ecomic crisis is provoking a reappraisal of both ecomic and educational policy. Policy makers and educationists across the world see education as central to ecomic competitiveness. However, this book asks fundamental questions about the relationship between the ecomy and education since, in contrast to policy makers' rhetoric, the relationship between the two sectors is t straightforward. An urthodox account of the kwledge ecomy and ecomic globalisation suggests that automy 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 ecomy. Even if we assume that the official view of the kwledge ecomy is correct, are we educating young people to be automous, creative thinkers? Are current policies relating to kwledge, learning and assessment consistent with the kinds of workers and skills required for the kwledge ecomy? Educating for the Kwledge Ecomy? will appeal to academics, policy makers, teachers and students interested in the central role of education in the kwledge ecomy.
- Author BiographyHugh Lauder is Professor of Education and Political Economy at the University of Bath. Michael Young is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education and Visiting Professor at the University of Bath. Harry Daniels is Professor and Head of the Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory at the University of Bath. Maria Balarin is Lecturer in Education, University of Bath. John Lowe is Lecturer in Education, University of Bath.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication06/01/2012
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note8 black & white illustrations, 7 black & white tables
- Weight408 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byHarry Daniels,Hugh Lauder,John Lowe,Maria Balarin,Michael Young
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