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ERIC Number: EJ1107685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
English and the Knowledge Economy: A Critical Analysis
Collin, Ross
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v21 n4 p383-392 2014
This article focuses on knowledge economy discourse and considers the appeal of this discourse to English educators. Knowledge economy discourse is defined as a mode of thought and expression that assumes a broad-based economy driven by innovation will soon emerge in the USA. This discourse, it is argued, offers English teachers solutions to some of the problems they face in an age of testing and economic turmoil. Specifically, the discourse offers ways of imagining and justifying lessons that reject standardisation in favour of innovation and inquiry. Because the economy anticipated in the discourse is unlikely to arrive, however, teachers might abandon knowledge economy discourse in favour of discourses that offer more practical and more effective ways of addressing socio-economic contradictions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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