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Educating for the Knowledge Economy? free pdf 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? Educating for the Knowledge Economy? will appeal to academics, policy makers, teachers and students interested in the central role of education in the knowledge economy.

About Hugh Lauder

Hugh 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.

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Author : Hugh Lauder
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 06 January 2012
ISBN : 0415615070
EAN : 9780415615075
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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