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ERIC Number: EJ1096098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745 -7823
From Learning to Labour to Learning for Precarity
Dovemark, Marianne; Beach, Dennis
Ethnography and Education, v11 n2 p174-188 2016
A demand on national economies in the 1970s was that they should begin to increase their labour market flexibility, which came to mean transferring risks and insecurity onto workers. Education was one way to prepare future workers for this new situation. The present article examines this preparation of learning for precarity some 40 years on. It is based on long-term ethnographic research in the Swedish upper-secondary school sector in particular kinds of educational programmes that have been devised and promoted as a means of integrating "lost pupils" into either academic or vocational studies. The findings show this is not what is developing in practice in these programmes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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