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ERIC Number: EJ865034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
The Educational Transformation of Work: Towards a New Synthesis
Baker, David P.
Journal of Education and Work, v22 n3 p163-191 Jul 2009
Formal education not only educates individuals, it reconstitutes the very foundations of society through a pervasive culture of education with a legitimate capacity to reconstruct work and its central components such as ideas about human productive abilities, new organisations and management, widespread professionalism and expertise, and the emerging educated workplace. The ubiquitous massive growth and spread of education has transformed the world into a schooled society, and in turn the schooled society has transformed work. The implications of the educational revolution and empirical findings from a range of recent research studies are applied to--the narrow version of human capital theory and education-as-myth sociological theory--two widely employed theories of education and work over the past 40 years. And a new theoretical synthesis that takes into account the empirical realities of the schooled society is proposed. (Contains 2 figures and 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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