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dc.contributor.authorFenwick, Taraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFarrell, Lesleyen_UK
dc.contributor.editorFarrell, Lesleyen_UK
dc.contributor.editorFenwick, Taraen_UK
dc.description.abstractIn the public rhetoric, at least, education is the answer to most, if not all, the questions raised by the global knowledge-based economy. In this chapter we begin an examination of what education promises the global workforce, and what the global workforce, and the knowledgebased economy, might reasonably ask of education. Different perspectives on the knowledgebased economy imply different constructions of ‘knowledge’. Workers are characterised within these frameworks as ‘knowledge workers’ (an elite), or, perhaps, ‘knowledgeable workers’ (the non-elite majority) and questions arise around what they are required to learn, to know, and to be able to do. The global knowledge-based economy produces profound challenges to workrelated education at every level. While these challenges manifest themselves in uniquely local ways at specific local sites, they are produced, and must be addressed, in contexts that are uncompromisingly global. If work-related education is to contribute to positive outcomes for people and for local communities we (workers, corporations, educators, researchers, policy makers, politicians and international organisations) must find new ways to pay attention to the ways in which a workforce in the knowledge-based economy can be understood to be ‘global’ as well as ‘local’, and what workers need to be able to know and be able to do to move across and within these spatial and temporal domains.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_UK
dc.relationFenwick T & Farrell L (2007) Educating a global workforce?. In: Farrell L & Fenwick T (eds.) Educating the Global Workforce: Knowledge, Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers. World Yearbook of Education 2007. Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge), pp. 13-26.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorld Yearbook of Education 2007en_UK
dc.rightsPublished in Educating the Global Workforce: Knowledge, Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers, World Yearbook of Education 2007 by Taylor & Francis (Routledge):
dc.subjectknowledge economyen_UK
dc.subjectworkplace learningen_UK
dc.subjectKnowledge economyen_UK
dc.subjectEmployees, Training ofen_UK
dc.subjectEmployment in foreign countriesen_UK
dc.titleEducating a global workforce?en_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.citation.btitleEducating the Global Workforce: Knowledge, Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workersen_UK
dc.publisher.addressAbingdon, Oxonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMonash Universityen_UK
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_UK
local.rioxx.authorFenwick, Tara|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorFarrell, Lesley|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorFarrell, Lesley|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorFenwick, Tara|en_UK
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