World Yearbook Of Education / Edition 1

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The 2007 edition of this respected international volume considers the challenges facing work related education arising from the rapid expansion of the global economy and the impact of this on labour markets and individual workers.

Including perspectives from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South America, India and South Africa, the 2007 volume is split into four clear sections covering key topics, such as:

  • the current global context when all work, even local, is influenced by global economic activity

  • workers are expected to engage in lifelong learning but also be mobile and deal with rapidly changing working knowledge

  • work related education must prepare workers for the global economy and specific contexts, where governments attract global companies by promoting education and literate workforces

  • how the responsibility for providing work-education is distributed between schools, vocational education, HE, professional bodies, local and global companies, governments, the private sector and individuals

  • the pressures on formal education and training institutions to produce graduates with certain kinds of knowledge, skills and personal attributes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415416030
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Series: World Yearbook of Education Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors     viii
Series editors' introduction     xv
Introduction   Lesley Farrell   Tara Fenwick     1
What counts as working knowledge?     11
Educating a global workforce?   Lesley Farrell   Tara Fenwick     13
Globalisation, work and indigenous knowledge in the global marketplace: the New Zealand experience   Makere Stewart-Harawira     27
Whose knowledge counts? A case study of a joint MBA programme between Australia and China   Rui Yang   Wuhu Yao     41
Work and the labour process: 'use-value' and the rethinking of skills and learning   Peter H. Sawchuk     54
From union education to workers' education: workers learning how to confront twenty-first-century capitalism   Jeffery Taylor     65
Healing, hiding and hope(lessness): HIV/AIDS and workplace education in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa   Peter Rule     76
Knowing and working the global economy     89
Working life learning, young people and competitive advantage: notes from a European perspective   Keith Forrester     91
Meeting the challenges of global economy in vocational education and training: the case of Malaysia   Farizah Ahmad   Othman Omar   Mazanah Muhamad     102
Vocational training through the apprenticeship system in Turkey   Ozlem Unluhisarcikli     115
Where the global meets the local: workforce diversity education   Zane Ma Rhea     127
Organizational learning: competence-bearing relations and breakdowns of workplace relatonics   Marianne Doos     141
Learning imperialism through training in transnational call centres   Kiran Mirchandani   Srabani Maitra     154
Work, working life and working identities     165
Working on identities   Clive Chappell   Hermine Scheeres   Nicky Solomon     167
Fashioning subjectivity through workplace mentoring   Anita Devos     178
Negotiating self through changing work   Stephen Billett     189
Identity formation and literacy development within vocational education and work   Glynda A. Hull   Jessica Zacher     200
The power and price of English: educating Nepalese people for the global workforce   Ram Ashish Giri     211
Challenges for work-related education     225
Brain drain and the potential of professional diasporic networks   Fazal Rizvi     227
Social technologies at work   Bernard Holkner     239
'Knowledge society' or work as 'spectacle'? Education for work and the prospects of social transformation in Arab societies   Andre Elias Mazawi     251
Pedagogical approaches to work-related learning with special reference to the low-skilled   Knud Illeris     268
Gender matters in IT: skills hierarchies and women's on-the-job learning   Shauna Butterwick   Kaela Jubas   Hong Zhu     278
Women and their knowledge managing the 'other economy'   Maria Clara Bueno Fischer   Clair Ribeiro Ziebell     289
The ghost in the network: globalization and workplace learning   Richard Edwards   Kathy Nicoll     300
Index     311
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