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Toil and trouble : good work, smart workers, and the integration of academic and vocational education

Author: Joe L Kincheloe
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1995.
Series: Counterpoints (New York, N.Y.), v. 7.
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What is good work? What are the characteristics of smart workers? How do we reform schools in a way that will foster good work and produce smart workers? Kincheloe answers these questions as he explores the political dynamics that connect schools and the economic system. Kincheloe provides a description of what a democratic school might look like. A must read for educators, labor leaders, business people and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe L Kincheloe
ISBN: 0820417874 9780820417875
OCLC Number: 31374145
Description: xiii, 359 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Shirley R. Steinberg --
Ch. I. Undermining the Dignity of Work and Education --
Ch. II. Education for Work: What Happened to Democratic Vision? --
Ch. III. Building a Vision: Worker Identity and Good Work --
Ch. IV. Post-Fordism, Postmodernism, Post-industrialism, and Post-toasties --
Ch. V. Meaning Doesn't Matter, It's Only Idle Chatter --
In Hyperreality --
Ch. VI. Skills and Spirit at Work and School --
Ch. VII. The Rescue of Meaning --
Ch. VIII. Smart Workers --
Ch. IX. Workers as Learners: The Post-Formal Workplace --
Ch. X.A Curriculum Theory of Academic and Vocational Integration --
Ch. XI. Establishing the Critical Integrated Program --
Ch. XII. Integration Across the Curriculum: Connecting Work to the World.
Series Title: Counterpoints (New York, N.Y.), v. 7.
Responsibility: Joe L. Kincheloe.

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What is good work? What are the characteristics of smart workers? How do we reform schools in a way that will foster good work and produce smart workers? Kincheloe answers these questions as he explores the political dynamics that connect schools and the economic system. Kincheloe provides a description of what a democratic school might look like. A must read for educators, labor leaders, business people and concerned citizens.

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