High Skills : Globalization, Competitiveness, and Skill Formation

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Today, economic success is seen as depending on the creation of a high-skilled workforce. This is the first book to offer a comparative examination of national routes to a 'high skill' economy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199244188
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Phillip Brown is a Research Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, UK. He trained as a teacher and youth worker before going to University College, Swansea in South Wales to study for a Ph.D. After working as a researcher at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, he took a lectureship in Industrial Sociology at the University of Kent. Andy Green is Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Centre for the Wider Benefits of Learning at the Institute of Education. He previously taught in further education colleges in London and the USA and was Senior Lecturer in Education History and Policy at South Thames Polytechnic (1988-90) before joining the Institute of Education in 1990. He has acted as a consultant for a range of national and international bodies including the DFEE, the DTI, the National Skills Task Force, OECD, and CEDEFOP. Hugh Lauder is Professor of Education and Political Economy in the Education Department, University of Bath. He taught in London schools between 1970 and 1976 and was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand from 1979-90. From 1990-5, he was Professor of Education at Victoria University of Wellington.

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Table of Contents

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1. Skill Formation in the Twenty-First Century, Phillip Brown
Introduction Human Capital Theory What's Wrong with Human Capital Theory The Political Economy of High Skill Formation The Seven C's of High Skills A Note on Comparative Method
2. Models of High Skills in National Competition Strategies, Andy Green, with Akiko Sakamoto
Policy Arguments for High Skills Germany - The High Skills Society Model Singapore - The Developmental High Skills Model Japan - The High Skills Manufacturing Model THe UK - High Skill/Low Skills Model Skill Formation Systems and the Global Economy
3. Innovation, Skill Diffusion, and Social Exclusion, Hugh Lauder
Introduction The Nature of Innovation and Skill Diffusion Education Training and Labour Market Regimes Labour Market Regimes and Exclusion A Comparative Analysis of ET Systems, Labour Market Structures, and Skill Diffusion The Occupational Labour Market The Internal Labour Market The Guided Labor Market The Flexible Labour Market Polarization of Incomes, Skill Acquistion, and Diffusion Training and Skill Foundations for Moving Up the Value Chain Conclusion
4. Globalization, Skill, and the Labour Market, Hugh Lauder (with Yadollah Mehralizadeh)
Introduction Competing Hypotheses Concerning Globalization Globalization and the German Occupational Labour Market Globalization and the Korean Internal Labour Market Globalization and Singapore's Guided Labour Market Globalization and Britain's Flexible Labour Market High-Performnce Work Practices and Key Skills The Case Study Conclusion
5. Globalization and the Political Economy of High Skills, Phillip Brown
Introduction The Future of Skill Formation: Pressure Points and Trade-Offs The Impact of Globalization Upgrading the SKills of the Workforce Opportunity and Social Inclusion Changing Models of the Worker Conclusion Appendix 1: List of Organizations Interviewed
Author Index
Subject Index

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