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Globalization, Technological Change, and Public Education

ISBN-10: 0415951038

ISBN-13: 9780415951036

Edition: 2005

Authors: Torin Monahan

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How do we prepare students to compete in the global economy? How is globalization affecting technological change in public schools? How might students and educators maneuver through the interplay of technological change and organizational restructuring? Based on extensive field work conducted with the Los Angeles Public School System, the 2nd largest in the United States,Globalization, Technological Change, and Public Educationprovides the first in depth ethnographic study of the interrelation globalization, Information technology and public schooling. The book offers a holistic perspective on the effects of technological change, organizational restructuring, and geographical emplacement upon the lives of people in the system. The book successfully illustrates the resonance that these changes have with similar ones occurring in other public institutions and places. Globalization, Technological Change, and Public Education, bridges theory with real practice by concludingeach chapter with recommendations for how people working within the school systems could improve the organizations to better meet the needs of students and teachers provides compelling photographic examples of how technology is implemented in different schools and to what end reveals how technology can maintain rather than eradicate inequalities among schools
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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