Introduction: Educating for the knowledge economy? critical perspectives

Hugh Lauder, Michael Young, Harry Daniels, Maria Balarin, John Lowe

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In the city of Bath (UK) there is a famous Abbey dating from the ninth century. Beside the main doors are two ladders carved into the stone and on the ladders angels are ascending towards heaven. Some angels, who have sinned, are falling down the ladder, but not many. The contemporary secular version of this story is that of education and the knowledge economy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducating for the Knowledge Economy?
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781136730955
ISBN (Print)9780415615068
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)


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