ERIC Number: EJ816746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Rescaling Vocational Education: Workforce Development in a Metropolitan Region
Lakes, Richard D.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v40 n5 p421-435 Dec 2008
This article profiles a vocational charter school located in Atlanta as an institutional model for customized industry training in the high-tech production firms located nearby. Social partnerships with business and industry, parents and educators, and elected officials will be illuminated, exhibiting new forms of neoliberalism that reconstitute the rules for governmental regulation and creation of educational projects. Workforce development policies in metropolitan regions accommodate transnational firms seeking human capital skills and expertise, with ready access to technological infrastructures for networks of telecommunications and transportation, supply and production, innovation and design, research and training. New learning spaces attract global capital in the stiff competition among cities for business relocations.
Descriptors: Human Capital, Charter Schools, Industry, Telecommunications, Labor Force Development, Vocational Education, Metropolitan Areas, Models, Public Policy, Expertise, Competition, School Business Relationship, Public Officials, Networks, Transportation
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia