Toil and Trouble: Good Work, Smart Workers, and the Integration of Academic and Vocational Education / Edition 1

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What is good work? What are the characteristics of smart workers? How do we reform schools in a way that will foster good work and produce smart workers? Kincheloe answers these questions as he explores the political dynamics that connect schools and the economic system. Kincheloe provides a description of what a democratic school might look like. A must read for educators, labor leaders, business people and concerned citizens.
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Combines critical history with new research addressing the dignity of work; worker identity and "good" work; post-modern visions of work and the "post-formal" workplace; democracy in the learning environment, workplace, and society; theories of vocational training and learning; and establishing the critical integrated program. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820417875
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Series: Counterpoints of Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Ch. I Undermining the Dignity of Work and Education 1
Ch. II Education for Work: What Happened to Democratic Vision? 23
Ch. III Building a Vision: Worker Identity and Good Work 45
Ch. IV Post-Fordism, Postmodernism, Post-industrialism, and Post-toasties 75
Ch. V Meaning Doesn't Matter, It's Only Idle Chatter - In Hyperreality 103
Ch. VI Skills and Spirit at Work and School 123
Ch. VII The Rescue of Meaning 149
Ch. VIII Smart Workers 179
Ch. IX Workers as Learners: The Post-Formal Workplace 229
Ch. X A Curriculum Theory of Academic and Vocational Integration 251
Ch. XI Establishing the Critical Integrated Program 279
Ch. XII Integration Across the Curriculum: Connecting Work to the World 295
References 325
Index 349
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