Education and the Rise of the Global Economy [NOOK Book]

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Documents and analyzes the role and functions of educational policy in the context of today's global economic system, and the consequences of educational policies designed to align educational systems with the needs of international corporations.
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Education and the Rise of the Global Economy

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Overview

Documents and analyzes the role and functions of educational policy in the context of today's global economic system, and the consequences of educational policies designed to align educational systems with the needs of international corporations.
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What People Are Saying

Peter McLaren
A powerful critique of globalization and neo-liberal education initiatives....Both an analysis of and a warning against the kind of tycoon, casino-style finance capitalism that is masquerading today as the spearhead of democracy.
David Berliner
Spring worries that our educational systems are increasingly devoted to the promotion of economic well being. After reading this book you will worry with him!
Robert Phillipson
An inspired synthesis that should trigger a reconsideration of how education should serve humans rather than humans serving economic purposes in an increasingly harsh and inhuman world.
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Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Education and White Love: The Foundation and Language of the Global Economy. Japan: Western Science, Eastern Morals. Singapore: Schooling for Economic Growth. The European Union. The United States and the United Kingdom: Schooling and the Free Market. OECD and the World Bank: Globalization of Human Capital Ideas. The United Nations: The Right to an Education in Human Rights? Conclusion: Education and the Global Economy.
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