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Knowledge Wars

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder and David Ashton

in The Global Auction

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199731688
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199944125 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0010
Knowledge Wars

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This chapter explains why concerns about the education system in America in bringing the opportunity bargain are well founded. It begins by studying the globalization of highly skilled workers, or those who have achieved a college education. It then emphasizes the need to form a link between learning, economic development, and education. Finally, the chapter shows some early signs of America losing part of its advantage in the knowledge wars through a retreat from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.

Keywords: education system; opportunity bargain; knowledge wars; STEM subjects; highly skilled workers; college education; economic development; learning

Chapter.  7175 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work

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