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The schooled society : the educational transformation of global culture

Author: David P Baker
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Schooled Society shows how mass education interjects itself and its ideologies into culture at large: from the dynamics of social mobility, to how we measure intelligence, to the values we  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Baker
ISBN: 9780804787369 0804787360 9780804790475 0804790477
OCLC Number: 900422134
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Education 2) 2015
Description: xv, 342 s. : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : a quiet revolution --
From education revolution to the schooled society --
Constructing culture : academic intelligence, social status, and human rights --
The incredible longevity of the Western university --
Mass education and the super research university --
Constructing reality : ice cream, women's studies, and the MBA --
The educational transformation of work --
Credentialing in the schooled society --
The transformation of knowledge and truth claims --
Failure, redemption, and the construction of the self --
An educated polity : the universal solvent and the political paradox --
An educated laity : the education-religion paradox --
Conclusion : the schooled society and beyond : ubiquitous, formidable, and noisy
Responsibility: David P. Baker

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