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Meritocratic education and social worthlessness

Author: Khen Lampert
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Khen Lampert
ISBN: 9781137324887 1137324880 1137324899 9781137324894 1137324902 9781137324900
OCLC Number: 816029671
Description: v, 142 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Belling the ring --
Worthlessness as social ideology --
The answer of meritocracy --
The folly of excellence --
The loss of responsibility --
The problem of worthlessness --
The difficulty of an alternative.
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: Khen Lampert.

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