For generations, we have been told that the way to move up in our society is through education. Stay in school, work hard, and you'll go far. But that's no longer true: today's young people study harder but learn less, ending up over-qualified yet underemployed. In this book, Patrick Ainley shows how education in England has been thoroughly compromised by being reoriented away from learning and toward the economy, with devastating results. Aimed at teachers and students at all levels, the book concludes by suggesting ways that schools, colleges, and universities can instead begin to contribute to a more meaningful and productive society.
|Publisher:||Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Patrick Ainley is professor of education at Greenwich University and visiting fellow at New College, Oxford.
Table of Contents
From jobs without education to education without jobs;
Class structure in the 21st century;
Running up a down-escalator;
A new politics of education