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How Do We Tell the Workers? : The Socioeconomic Foundations of Work and Vocational Education

How Do We Tell the Workers? : The Socioeconomic Foundations of Work and Vocational Education - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0813387376

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Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No

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How Do We Tell the Workers? : The Socioeconomic Foundations of Work and Vocational Education - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0813387376

Joe L. Kincheloe

ISBN13: 978-0813387376
ISBN10: 081338737X
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

This book analyzes the ways that workers are "educated," via a variety of institutions, to fit into the contemporary labor-unfriendly economic system. As he examines the history and purposes of vocational education, Kincheloe illustrates the manner in which this education shapes the politics of the era. How Do We Tell the Workers? is important reading for policy makers, labor leaders, and educators.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Fred Schied

The Nature Of Work

A Sense of Purpose
Modernism and the Evolution of the Technocratic Mind
Power and the Development of the Modernist Economy
Good Work, Bad Work, and the Debate over Ethical Labor

The Historical Dimensions Of Vocational Education

The Origins of Vocational Education
The Progressive Debate, the Victory of Vocationalism, and the Institutionalization of Schooling for Work
Failures and Reforms: The Recent History of Vocational Education

Coping With And Directing Change

Post-Fordism and Technopower: The Changing Economic and Political Arena
Democratic Post-Fordist Workplaces and Debating the Changing Purposes of Vocational Education
Confronting and Rethinking Educational Theory: Critical Vocational Pedagogy and Workers as Researchers

Race, Class, And Gender

Plausible Deniability: The Skeleton in Vocational Education's Closet
A Touch of Class
Accounting for Gender
Howlin' Wolf at the Door: Race, Racism, and Vocational Education

The Role Of Labor And Unions In Vocational Education

Democratic Unionism in the Global Economy and Corporate-Directed Vocational Education
The New Unionism and the Struggle for a Democratic Social Movement

A Vision Of Government, Vocational Education, And The Future

Worker Civics: The Decline of the Nation-State and the Rise of Corporate Government
A Reconceptualized Government for the Twenty-First Century

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