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Excellence vs. equality : can society achieve both goals?

Author: Allan C Ornstein
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan C Ornstein
ISBN: 9781138940895 1138940895 9781138940901 1138940909
OCLC Number: 912378883
Description: ix, 188 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction - Excellence vs Equality: Consider This Chapter 1 - The Search for Talent * Geography and "Smart" Thinking * Reaffirming the Best and Brightest * A Changing World: Globalization and Technology * Brain Drain Counts * Tech Companies and Tech Workers * Talented Workers and Big Data * The New American Dream * Centers of Creativity * Conclusion Chapter 2 - Excellence, Equality and Education * Definitions and Labels * The Early Role of the Schools * The Common School Movement * The Conservative Perspective * IQ Testing and Scoring * Do Schools Make a Difference? * The Coleman Report * The Jencks Study * The Duncan Model * The Unaccounted Factors: Luck * Aptitude vs. Achievement * Education and Economic Opportunity * The Hazards of Merit * Conclusion Chapter 3 - Socio-Economic Class and Mobility * Measures of Inequality * A Just Society * Power, Privilege and Elite Institutions * A Change in Meritocracy * Excellence vs. Equality * Educational Opportunity and Mobility * Economic Opportunity: Old Ideas, New Ideas * Different Talents, Different Rewards * The Role of Government * Merit and Achievement * Merit and Human Capital * Winning at All Costs * Conclusion Chapter 4 - Innovation and Human Capital * Outsourcing Middle-Class Jobs * The Global Village * Tech Society, Tech Expertise * The Role of Innovation * China and India - and the Future * The Rise of Asia * Growing Inequality in America * Conclusion Chapter 5 - Beyond Excellence: The Rich, Superrich and the Rest of Us * The Value of a College Education * Hard Work, Competition and Free Markets * Fat Cats: Old Money vs. New Money * Wealth vs. Work * Ruling the World * Hard Times for Labor * Profits vs. Wages * Where the U.S. is Heading * Conclusion
Other Titles: Excellence versus equality
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"Excellence vs. Equality challenges us to consider a potential tradeoff between two socially valued goals and the strategies to address them jointly as well as the consequences of failing to do so. Read more...

 
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