Globalisation, the learner and post-compulsory education: Policy fictions

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This article explores the policy context within which post-compulsory education is placed. It examines the relationship between the economics of globalisation, the construction of the learner and educational policy. It argues that there are a series of tensions in the discourses surrounding post-compulsory education and training, and in the material conditions facing the sector. These tensions need to be addressed, at a deeper level than the rhetorical, if post-compulsory education is to deliver critical and empowering learner experiences that are committed to the tenets of social justice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-248
Number of pages8
JournalResearch in Post-Compulsory Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes


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