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Educating the global workforce.
Knowledge, knowledge work and knowledge workers.


The 2007 edition of this respected international volume considers the challenges facing work related education arising from the rapid expansion of the global economy and the impact of this on labour markets and individual workers. Including perspectives from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South America, India andnbsp;South Africa, the 2007 volume is split into four clear sections covering key topics, such as: the current global context when all work, even local, is influenced by global economic activity workers are expected to engage in lifelong learning but also be mobile and deal with rapidly changing working knowledge work related education must prepare workers for the global economy and specific contexts, where governments attract global companies by promoting education and literate workforces how the responsibility for providing work-education is distributed between schools, vocational education, HE, professionalbodies, local and global companies, governments, the private sector and individuals the pressures on formal education and training institutions to produce graduates with certain kinds of knowledge, skills and personal attributes. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Inhaltsverzeichnis :

Table of Contents:

List of contributors

Series editors' introduction


Part I What counts as working knowledge?
1 Educating a global workforce?
2 Globalisation, work and indigenous knowledge in the global marketplace: the New Zealand experience
3 Whose knowledge counts? A case study of a joint MBA programme between Australia and China
4 Work and the labour process: 'use-value' and the rethinking of skills and learning
5 From union education to workers' education: workers learning how to confront twenty-first-century capitalism
6 Healing, hiding and hope(lessness): HIV/AIDS and workplace education in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Part II Knowing and working the global economy
7 Working life learning, young people and competitive advantage: notes from a European perspective
8 Meeting the challenges of global economy in vocational education and training: the case of Malaysia
9 Vocational training through the apprenticeship system in Turkey
10 Where the global meets the local: workforce diversity education
11 Organizational learning: competence-bearing relations and breakdowns of workplace relatonics
12 Learning imperialism through training in transnational call centres

Part III Work, working life and working identities
13 Working on identities
14 Fashioning subjectivity through workplace mentoring
15 Negotiating self through changing work
16 Identity formation and literacy development within vocational education and work
17 The power and price of English: educating Nepalese people for the global workforce

Part IV Challenges for work-related education
18 Brain drain and the potential of professional diasporic networks
19 Social technologies at work
20 'Knowledge society' or work as 'spectacle'? Education for work and the prospects of social transformation in Arab
21 Pedagogical approaches to work-related learning with special reference to the low-skilled
22 Gender matters in IT: skills hierarchies and women's on-the-job learning
23 Women and their knowledge managing the 'other economy'
24 The ghost in the network: globalization and workplace learning