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ERIC Number: EJ1165714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-2103
Education for a Competitive Asia: Questioning the Discourse of Human Capital
Lightfoot-Rueda, Theodora
Policy Futures in Education, v16 n1 p43-52 Jan 2018
This article looks at the concept of education for human capital from its origins in the US and Britain as part of a neo-colonial effort, to its current role in dominating educational discourse across Asia. It argues that although there is nothing wrong with promoting education for career success, this should not be the only lens through which we view schooling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia
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