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ERIC Number: ED438414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 450
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8133-8737-X
How Do We Tell the Workers? The Socioeconomic Foundations of Work and Vocational Education.
Kincheloe, Joe L.
This book examines the socioeconomic foundations of work and vocational education (VE), and is divided into the following 6 parts and 18 chapters: (1) nature of work (a sense of purpose; modernism and the evolution of the technocratic mind; power and the development of the modernist economy; good work, bad work, and the debate over ethical labor); (2) historical dimensions of VE (the origins of VE; the progressive debate, the victory of vocationalism, and the institutionalization of schooling for work; failures and reforms in the recent history of VE); (3) coping with and directing change (post-Fordism, technopower, and the changing economic and political arena; democratic post-Fordist workplaces and debating the changing purposes of VE; confronting and rethinking educational theory); (4) race, class, and gender (plausible deniability and the skeleton in VE's closet; class, gender, race, racism, and VE); (5) role of labor and unions in VE (democratic unionism in the global economy and corporate-directed VE; the new unionism and the struggle for a democratic social movement); and (6) vision of government, VE, and the future (worker civics and the decline of the nation-state and rise of corporate government; a reconceptualized government for the 21st century). The book contains 349 references. (MN)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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