Post‐fordism, curriculum modernisers and radical practice: The case of vocational education and training in england

James Avis

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Abstract

This paper explores the emerging settlement surrounding vocational education and training in England in the 1990s. It describes and then considers the dangers in the post‐Fordist position that argues a high skills/high trust economy/society offers emancipatory possibilities. Insufficient attention is addressed to the way post‐Fordist concerns are lodged within capitalist social relations oriented to capital accumulation. Educational practices placed within these relations can easily lose their radicalism and sit readily alongside the concerns of curriculum modernisers who are wedded to capitalist rejuvenation.

LanguageEnglish
Pages3-14
Number of pages12
JournalVocational Aspect of Education
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

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post-Fordism
capital accumulation
vocational education
radicalism
Vocational Education
educational practice
Social Relations
curriculum
economy
Society

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