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ERIC Number: EJ787589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Education and Climate Change--Some Systemic Connections
Ainley, Patrick
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v29 n2 p213-223 Mar 2008
Unlike most papers on education and ecology, this one is not concerned with the content of education but its organisation as a system and hence its "purpose" or "finality". The central contention of the paper, which takes English education and training (or "learning") as a case in point, is that in a new market-state formation the pursuit of short-term goals is tied to the global free-market economy over which any attempt at democratic control has been relinquished. At a time when humanity worldwide faces increasing change in the ecology that sustains it, this is considered to be "ecocidally insane" and the opposite of any sort of learning from experience to alter behaviour in the future. The re-regulated new global market is seen in conclusion as a crisis response to the end of the previous Keynesian welfare nation-state formation. As such, it is argued to be unsustainable in any sense.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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