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Meritocratic education and social worthlessness

Author: Khe Lampert
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan : Palgrave pivot, cop. 2013.
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This book critically examines the socio-cultural role of achievement within education, arguing that the increasingly global demand for measurable standards of academic achievement is an expression of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Khe Lampert
ISBN: 9781137324887 1137324880
OCLC Number: 867277161
Description: 1 vol. (V-142 p.) : couv. ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Belling the Ring --
3. Worthlessness as Social Ideology --
4. The Answer of Meritocracy --
5. The Folly of Excellence --
6. The Loss of Responsibility --
7. The Problem of Worthlessness --
8. The Difficulty of an Alternative
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