Toil and Trouble: Good Work, Smart Workers, and the Integration of Academic and Vocational Education / Edition 3

Toil and Trouble: Good Work, Smart Workers, and the Integration of Academic and Vocational Education / Edition 3

by Joe L. Kincheloe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820417874

ISBN-13: 9780820417875

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

How do we reform schools in a way that will foster good work and produce smart workers? How does the post-Fordist economy change the purposes of schools? Joe Kincheloe answers these questions and more as he explores the political dynamics that connect schools and the economic system. In a unique take on the future of work and schooling, Toil and Trouble

…  See more details below

Overview

How do we reform schools in a way that will foster good work and produce smart workers? How does the post-Fordist economy change the purposes of schools? Joe Kincheloe answers these questions and more as he explores the political dynamics that connect schools and the economic system. In a unique take on the future of work and schooling, Toil and Trouble offers a provocative interpretation of the Perkins Act’s mandate to integrate academic and vocational education and provides a description of what a democratic school might look like. A must read for educators, labor leaders, business people and concerned citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820417875
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Counterpoints of Education Series, #7
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Ch. IUndermining the Dignity of Work and Education1
Ch. IIEducation for Work: What Happened to Democratic Vision?23
Ch. IIIBuilding a Vision: Worker Identity and Good Work45
Ch. IVPost-Fordism, Postmodernism, Post-industrialism, and Post-toasties75
Ch. VMeaning Doesn't Matter, It's Only Idle Chatter - In Hyperreality103
Ch. VISkills and Spirit at Work and School123
Ch. VIIThe Rescue of Meaning149
Ch. VIIISmart Workers179
Ch. IXWorkers as Learners: The Post-Formal Workplace229
Ch. XA Curriculum Theory of Academic and Vocational Integration251
Ch. XIEstablishing the Critical Integrated Program279
Ch. XIIIntegration Across the Curriculum: Connecting Work to the World295
References325
Index349

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >