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Productive Work and Learning-in Industry and Schools


by Arthur G. Wirth 1983

If democratic workplace theories now popular in Scandinavian countries were to be widely applied in the United States, major changes would be necessary in education. To produce workers able to participate in problem solving and decision making, the schools would have to liberate learning from authority-bound, drill-oriented practices. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 1, 1983, p. 43-56
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 877, Date Accessed: 7/21/2017 4:38:05 PM

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  • Arthur Wirth
    Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    ARTHUR G. WIRTH teaches in the area of social philosophy and education at the Graduate Institute of Education, Washington University, St. Louis. He is author of John Dewey as Educator (Wiley), and Education in the Technological Society (University Press of America). He is currently interested in the question "When are schools 'good' places?" in E. F. Schumacher's sense.
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