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Educational theory in an Era of Knowledge Capitalism
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Child and Youth education, Special Education and Counselling. (Ungas utbildning, karriärutveckling och välfärd (UKV))ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5791-081X
2012 (English)In: Studies in Philosophy and Education, ISSN 0039-3746, E-ISSN 1573-191X, Vol. 31, no 3, 215-226 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two related aspects of the present ‘knowledge capitalism’ stage of globalisation are discussed in this article: the transformation of education to make it more directly supportive of educational growth and competition, and the growing demands on educational research to provide scientific evidence for education policy and practice, using narrowly defined methods and techniques. It is argued that both developments have profound consequences for the construction and use of educational theory, and the vital need for critical discussion and communication in this respect is emphasised.

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Springer, 2012. Vol. 31, no 3, 215-226 p.
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Knowledge capitalism, Educational theory, Educational phenomena, Evidence-based
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Pedagogical Work
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educational work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-55094DOI: 10.1007/s11217-012-9304-9ISI: 000305246300002OAI: diva2:525475
Available from: 2012-05-08 Created: 2012-05-08 Last updated: 2015-02-05Bibliographically approved

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