Education and Training for Development in East Asia: The Political Economy of Skill Formation in Newly Industrialised Economies

Education and Training for Development in East Asia: The Political Economy of Skill Formation in Newly Industrialised Economies

by David Ashton, Francis Green, Donna James, Johnny Sung
     
 

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The East Asian miracle, or its supposed demise, is always news. The Four Tiger economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea have experienced some of the fastest rates of economic growth ever achieved. This book provides the first detailed analysis of the development of education and training systems in Asia, and the relationship with the process of… See more details below

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The East Asian miracle, or its supposed demise, is always news. The Four Tiger economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea have experienced some of the fastest rates of economic growth ever achieved. This book provides the first detailed analysis of the development of education and training systems in Asia, and the relationship with the process of economic growth.

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Analyzes in detail the development of education and training systems in Honk Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea and their relationship to the process of economic growth. With perspectives from sociology, economics, training, and labor studies, focuses on how the systems facilitated the transition from labor-intensive to capital- intensive forms of production, and explores the crucial role of the state. Finds the hallmark of policy is that the governments have been able to gear the output of their education and training systems to the requirements of any particular stage of growth, often by anticipating future skill demands. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781134677146
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/04/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
1 MB

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