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Capitalism, Modernity and the Future of Education in the New Social Contract

by Roger Dale & Susan Robertson - 2009

It is clear that we are entering a new and unknown world, where it seems that nothing can be predicted, except perhaps that it will be both in the short term rather uncomfortable and in the longer term quite different. This is at least as true of education as of any other area of organised human activity, and the fundamental concern of this chapter will be the changing role, nature, and place of “education” in twenty-first century societies.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 108. No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 111 Number 14, 2009, p. 111-129
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18435, Date Accessed: 10/23/2021 2:08:10 PM

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  • Roger Dale
    University of Bristol
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    ROGER DALE is Professor of Education at the University of Bristol. Until 2002, he was Professor of Education at the University of Auckland. Prior to moving to Auckland, he had been involved in producing courses in sociology of education and education policy at the Open University for almost 20 years.
  • Susan Robertson
    University of Bristol
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    SUSAN ROBERTSON is a Professor of Sociology of Education, Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol, UK.
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