ERIC Number: EJ646910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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In Praise of Idleness: Bertrand Russell's Critical Thinking about the Global Market.
Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, v20 n2 p27-35 Win 2001
Analyzes the Conference Board of Canada's "Employability Skills Profile" to understand how education is being undermined and reduced to skills training. Suggests Bertrand Russell's notion of idleness, when combined with a contemporary critique of the global market made by John McMurtry, affords an inclusive understanding of education as more than skills training. (RS)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Objectives, Global Approach, Higher Education, Logical Thinking, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Thinking Skills
College of Education and Behavioral Science, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY 40351.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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