ERIC Number: ED413638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Learning and the Marketplace: A Philosophical, Cross-Cultural (and Occasionally Irreverent) Guide for Business and Academe.
Differences of language often mirror differences in values and worldviews. An examination of the languages of business and education shows that if people really want to run an educational institution "like a business," there is a serious semantic problem. This book illustrates the problems that arise when familiar words have different connotations for different users, looking carefully at the languages of business and education. The book also examines the beliefs of two major American institutions responding to late-20th-century change in characteristically different ways, and unmasks the illusion that Americans have a common language. In order to think intelligently about how best to prepare the next generation for productive lives, it is necessary to define both the relationship between business and education and its proper limits. The book combines the features of a dictionary, with alphabetically arranged entries, and an interconnected series of essays. Questions for discussion conclude each of the 24 sections. Appendices contain topical guides. (LMI)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Variation, Role of Education, School Business Relationship, Semantics
Southern Illinois University Press, PO Box 3697, Carbondale, IL 62902-3697 (paperback: ISBN-0-8093-2068-1; hardcover: ISBN-0-8093-2092-4).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
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