Knowledge/Economy/Society: a sociological study of an education policy discourse in Australia in globalising circumstances

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Education policies that fuse knowledge, economy and society are globally influential. Such policies seek to promote economic and social enhancement. Yet critics claim that these policies have a narrow view of knowledge, society and the economy and of current trends. This study adopts inventive methodologies to assess such critics' claims in the light of research by leading sociologists. It explores the ways that the knowledge/economy.society discourse is interpreted in national and supranational policy texts, by senior policy agents and in innovative educational programs in different educational settings. The research findings will enrich education policy research and benefit national education policy.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/06/0231/12/07

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD38,647.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD5,353.00