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Educating for the knowledge economy?: critical perspectives

Educating for the knowledge economy?: critical perspectives

Lauder, Hugh, 1948-

Leading scholars from the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand interrogate the assumptions and links between the different elements of education and how they might relate to the economy

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Published London: Routledge, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Hugh Lauder ... [et al.]
ISBN: 0203817699, 0415615062, 0415615070, 9780203817698, 9780415615068, 9780415615075
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 249 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Education Economic aspects.; Industry.; Knowledge workers.; Education and globalization.; Vocational education; Staff development; Labour supply; Educational policy


  1. Introduction:1.Educating for The Knowledge Economy? Critical Perspectives Hugh Lauder, Michael Young, Harry Daniels, Maria Balarin and John Lowe
  2. Section I The 'knowledge economy' and Education
  3. 2. Globalisation, Crisis and the Political Economy of the International Monetary (Dis)Order Ankie Hoogvelt
  4. 3. The Global Auction, Skill Bias Theory and Graduate Incomes: Reflections on Methodology Hugh Lauder, Phillip Brown and Gerbrand Tholen
  5. 4. 'Openness' and the Global Knowledge Commons: An Emerging Mode of Social Production for Education and Science Michael A. Peters
  6. 5. Learning and Contradiction Across Boundaries Harry Daniels
  7. Section II: Knowledge and the Economy
  8. 6. The Educational Revolution and the Transformation of Work David P. Baker
  9. 7. Forms of Knowledge and Curriculum Coherence Johan Muller
  10. 8. Education, Globalisation and the 'voice of knowledge' Michael Young
  11. 9. The problem with Competency Based Training (and why constructivism makes things worse) Leesa Wheelahan
  12. Section III: Pedagogy, Assessment, the Demands of the Knowledge Economy and Social Justice?
  13. 10. Numbers in Grids of Intelligibility: Making Sense of How Educational Truth is Told Thomas S. Popkewitz
  14. 11. Assessing Educational Reform: Accountability, standards and the utility of qualifications Harry Torrance
  15. 12. School and the Pupils' Work Bernard Charlot
  16. 13. Social Class and School Knowledge: revisiting the sociology and politics of the curriculum in the 21stcentury Geoff Whitty

Author note

Hugh Lauderis Professor of Education and Political Economy at the University of Bath.

Michael Youngis Professor of Education at the Institute of Education and Visiting Professor at the University of Bath.

Harry Danielsis Professor and Head of the Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory at the University of Bath.

Maria Balarinis Lecturer in Education, University of Bath.

John Loweis Lecturer in Education, University of Bath.


"My final judgment? The book is well timed and a fascinating read that should appeal to those who have a penchant to read perspectives that challenge dominant views. It should be a useful source to policy makers seeking to embrace critical perspectives about issues that are often taken for granted."-Kenneth Dipholo, International Journal of Lifelong Education