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ERIC Number: ED476690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 229
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4359-3
Teaching in the Knowledge Society: Education in the Age of Insecurity.
Hargreaves, Andy
This book discusses challenges facing teachers in the knowledge society today, focusing on the changing world and the changing work of teaching. Seven chapters discuss: (1) "Teaching for the Knowledge Society: Educating for Ingenuity" (e.g., profiting from, developing, and teaching for the knowledge society); (2) "Teaching Beyond the Knowledge Society: Dealing with Insecurity" (e.g., the knowledge and information bubble, cultivating social capital, and educating for democracy); (3) "Teaching Despite the Knowledge Society, Part I: The End of Ingenuity" (e.g., the cost of the knowledge society, market fundamentalism, and standardized policies and practices); (4) "Teaching Despite the Knowledge Society, Part II: The Loss of Integrity" (the end and the absence of integrity); (5) "The Knowledge-Society School: An Endangered entity" (e.g., the school as a learning community, the pressured community, and learning, caring, and surviving); (6) "Beyond Standardization: Professional Learning Communities or Performance-Training Sects?" (e.g., toward a learning profession, culture regimes, and contract regimes); and (7) "The Future of Teaching in the Knowledge Society: Rethinking Improvement, Removing Impoverishment" (differential development). Tables are appended. (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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