Educating for the Knowledge Economy?: Critical Perspectives by Hugh Lauder,Michael Young,Harry Daniels,Maria Balarin,John

By Hugh Lauder,Michael Young,Harry Daniels,Maria Balarin,John Lowe

The promise, embraced by way of governments world wide, is that the data financial system will supply wisdom staff with a level of autonomy and permission to imagine which allows them to be inventive and to draw excessive earning. What credence may still we supply to this promise?

The present financial concern is upsetting a reappraisal of either monetary and academic coverage. coverage makers and educationists internationally see schooling as primary to financial competitiveness. besides the fact that, this e-book asks primary questions about the connection among the economic climate and schooling due to the fact that, unlike coverage makers’ rhetoric, the connection among the 2 sectors isn't really trouble-free. An unorthodox account of the information economic climate and fiscal globalisation means that autonomy within the office and permission to imagine may be purely given to the elite. during this view many aspirant well-educated middle-class younger staff are doomed to unhappiness.

In this booklet, top students from the USA, the united kingdom, Australia and New Zealand speak about those matters and interrogate the assumptions and hyperlinks among the various parts of schooling and the way they could relate to the economic climate. whether we think that the reputable view of the information economic system is right, are we teaching teenagers to be self sustaining, inventive thinkers? Are present regulations in relation to wisdom, studying and overview in step with the types of staff and talents required for the information economy?

Educating for the information Economy? will attract teachers, coverage makers, lecturers and scholars attracted to the crucial position of schooling within the wisdom economy.

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