Creating a Learning Society

The volume concludes with brief commentaries from Philippe Aghion and Michael Woodford, as well as from Nobel Laureates Kenneth Arrow and Robert Solow.

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231152143

Category: Business & Economics

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It has long been recognized that most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed from less developed countries is not just a gap in resources or output but a gap in knowledge. In fact, the pace at which developing countries grow is largely determined by the pace at which they close that gap. Therefore, how countries learn and become more productive is key to understanding how they grow and develop, especially over the long term. In Creating a Learning Society, Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald spell out the implications of this insight for both economic theory and policy. Taking as a starting point Kenneth J. ArrowÕs 1962 paper ÒLearning by Doing,Ó they explain why the production of knowledge differs from that of other goods and why market economies alone are typically not efficient in the production and transmission of knowledge. Closing knowledge gaps, or helping laggards learn, is central to growth and development. Combining technical economic analysis with accessible prose, Stiglitz and Greenwald provide new models of Òendogenous growth,Ó upending the received thinking about global policy and trade regimes. They show how well-designed government trade and industrial policies can help create a learning society; explain how poorly designed intellectual property regimes can retard learning; demonstrate how virtually every government policy has effects, both positive and negative, on learning; and they argue that policymakers need to be cognizant of these effects. They provocatively show why many standard policy prescriptions, especially associated with ÒneoliberalÓ doctrines focusing on static resource allocations, impede learning and explain why free trade may lead to stagnation, while broad based industrial protection and exchange rate interventions may bring benefits, not just to the industrial sector, but to the entire economy. The volume concludes with brief commentaries from Philippe Aghion and Michael Woodford, as well as from Nobel Laureates Kenneth Arrow and Robert Solow.
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Creating a Learning Society

. . This is an ambitious book with far-reaching policy implications.”—Giovanni Dosi, director, Institute of Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna “[A] sweeping work of macroeconomic theory.”—Harvard Business Review

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231540629

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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“A superb new understanding of the dynamic economy as a learning society, one that goes well beyond the usual treatment of education, training, and R&D.”—Robert Kuttner, author of The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy Since its publication Creating a Learning Society has served as an effective tool for those who advocate government policies to advance science and technology. It shows persuasively how enormous increases in our standard of living have been the result of learning how to learn, and it explains how advanced and developing countries alike can model a new learning economy on this example. Creating a Learning Society: Reader’s Edition uses accessible language to focus on the work’s central message and policy prescriptions. As the book makes clear, creating a learning society requires good governmental policy in trade, industry, intellectual property, and other important areas. The text’s central thesis—that every policy affects learning—is critical for governments unaware of the innovative ways they can propel their economies forward. “Profound and dazzling. In their new book, Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald study the human wish to learn and our ability to learn and so uncover the processes that relate the institutions we devise and the accompanying processes that drive the production, dissemination, and use of knowledge . . . This is social science at its best.”—Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge “An impressive tour de force, from the theory of the firm all the way to long-term development, guided by the focus on knowledge and learning . . . This is an ambitious book with far-reaching policy implications.”—Giovanni Dosi, director, Institute of Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna “[A] sweeping work of macroeconomic theory.”—Harvard Business Review
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Creating a Learning Society

This book presents a highly innovative study of participation in lifelong learning and the problems which need to be overcome if lifelong learning policies are to be successful.

Author: Gorard, Stephen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861342867

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Lifelong learning is a key government strategy - both in the UK and internationally - to promote economic growth and combat social exclusion. This book presents a highly innovative study of participation in lifelong learning and the problems which need to be overcome if lifelong learning policies are to be successful. It: provides a systematic analysis, based on innovative empirical research, of the social and economic realities which actually determine patterns of participation in lifelong learning; shows what the factors are that shape people's participation, or their decision not to participate; offers new insights into the processes of lifelong learning, which have important implications for the development of more effective policies.
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Creating a learning society

Viewed from a perspective that emphasises place, history and individual biography, then, creating a learning society – even one defined in terms of ...

Author: Gorard, Stephen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847425461

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Lifelong learning is a key government strategy - both in the UK and internationally - to promote economic growth and combat social exclusion. This book presents a highly innovative study of participation in lifelong learning and the problems which need to be overcome if lifelong learning policies are to be successful. It: provides a systematic analysis, based on innovative empirical research, of the social and economic realities which actually determine patterns of participation in lifelong learning; shows what the factors are that shape people's participation, or their decision not to participate; offers new insights into the processes of lifelong learning, which have important implications for the development of more effective policies.
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Creating a Learning Society

This report incorporates the work of FOCAS members and their representatives to address specific issues of technology in the K-12 classroom, as well as broader issues of lifelong learning and technology outside the classroom.

Author: Amy Korzick Garmer

Publisher: Aspen Inst Human Studies

ISBN: 0898431972

Category: Educational technology

Page: 81

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The Aspen Institute's Forum on Communications and Society (FOCAS) is a group of chief executive officers or their equivalents from business, government and the nonprofit sector who meet annually to suggest innovative ways that business, government, and the nonprofit sector can collaborate to use communications and information goods and services for the betterment of society. This report incorporates the work of FOCAS members and their representatives to address specific issues of technology in the K-12 classroom, as well as broader issues of lifelong learning and technology outside the classroom. In particular, the report offers a range of initiatives for overcoming the barriers to funding the implementation of technology in schools and training teachers how to integrate technology in the classroom. Emphasis is placed on the creation of incentives for students and educators to use technology to enhance learning. The body of the report is divided into three main sections. The first section discusses learning and technology; the changing paradigm for learning; the challenge of universal access; the potential of educational technology; technology needs of American schools; barriers to equitable access; and the need for collaboration. The second section focuses on promoting equitable access to technology in the classroom; critical issues of funding; networking the classroom; creating a responsive local technology demand and delivery system; teacher support and training; and promoting public support. The third section discusses technology and learning outside the classroom; the need for a new learning environment; barriers to lifelong learning; public attitudes toward education/learning; the role of technology; developing community-based resources for learning; and building a society that values lifelong learning. Appendices include Societal Goals Working Group Report, FOCAS representatives and resources, and the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program. (AEF)
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The Learning Society in a Postmodern World

The Learning Society in a Postmodern World explores different theoretical resources to respond to this situation, mainly those that propose some restoration of an educated public or, to the contrary, individual self-creation, and uses the ...

Author: Kenneth Wain

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820468363

Category: Education

Page: 362

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Lifelong learning has become a key concern as the focus of educational policy has shifted from mass schooling toward the learning society. The shift started in the mid 1960s and early 1970s under the impetus of a group of writers and adult educators, gravitating around UNESCO, with a humanist philosophy and a leftist agenda. The vocabulary of that movement was appropriated in the 1990s by other interests with a very different performativist agenda emphasizing effectiveness and economic outcomes. This change of interest, described in the book, has signified the death of education. The Learning Society in a Postmodern World explores different theoretical resources to respond to this situation, mainly those that propose some restoration of an educated public or, to the contrary, individual self-creation, and uses the works of a broad range of philosophers and thinkers - notably MacIntyre, Habermas, Foucault, Derrida, Rorty, and Baudrillard. In addition, it raises important questions about postmodern and poststructuralist responses to education in the postmodern world. Its comprehensiveness and historical background make it an essential textbook for theoretical courses in lifelong learning and in educational theory in general. A broad range of interests and subject matter make it important reading for educators, policy specialists, media specialists, researchers on the subject of lifelong learning and on the relation between education and the postmodern world, political theorists, philosophers, and philosophers of education.
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Learning Society A Complete Guide 2020 Edition

You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in.

Author: Gerardus Blokdyk

Publisher: 5starcooks

ISBN: 1867409798

Category:

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How are you doing compared to your industry? Are you changing as fast as the world around you? What adjustments to the strategies are needed? Do you have/need 24-hour access to key personnel? Who defines the rules in relation to any given issue? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY group, company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Learning Society investments work better. This Learning Society All-Inclusive Self-Assessment enables You to be that person. All the tools you need to an in-depth Learning Society Self-Assessment. Featuring 947 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Learning Society improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose Learning Society projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in Learning Society and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the Learning Society Scorecard, you will develop a clear picture of which Learning Society areas need attention. Your purchase includes access details to the Learning Society self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next. You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in... - The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard - Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation - In-depth and specific Learning Society Checklists - Project management checklists and templates to assist with implementation INCLUDES LIFETIME SELF ASSESSMENT UPDATES Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.
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The Age of Learning

It analyzes both the meaning and the place of these strands that make up modern education and offers an overview of the part they play in the work of all educators, trainers, teachers and course developers.

Author: Peter Jarvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135380458

Category: Education

Page: 240

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A multidisciplinary analysis of learning in contemporary society. It analyzes both the meaning and the place of these strands that make up modern education and offers an overview of the part they play in the work of all educators, trainers, teachers and course developers.
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Notes Towards a Social Theory of Lifetime Learning

This working paper is a product of a regional study in industrial South Wales of the determinants of participation and non-participation in post-compulsory education and training, with special reference to processes of change in the ...

Author: Ralph Fevre

Publisher:

ISBN: 187233007X

Category: Adult education

Page: 26

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This working paper is a product of a regional study in industrial South Wales of the determinants of participation and non-participation in post-compulsory education and training, with special reference to processes of change in the patterns of these determinants over time and to variations between geographical areas. Discussion begins with an examination of the way in which the official discourse of the learning society is dominated by a particular social theory of lifelong learning, called human capital theory. It demonstrates that human capital theory involves an unwarranted abstraction of economic behavior from social relations more widely, maintaining that participation in lifetime learning cannot be understood in terms of the narrow calculation of utility maximization. This critique provides the basis for the development of the lineaments of a theoretical account in which learning behavior is conceived as the product of individual calculation and active choice, but within parameters set by both access to learning opportunities and collective norms--parameters that vary systematically over space and time so that place and history must accordingly play a central role in any adequate theorization. The paper concludes that this kind of theoretical approach has important implications for empirical research and strategies aimed at creating a learning society. (Contains 49 references and 16 notes.) (YLB)
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The Learning Society and people with learning difficulties

For young people with learning difficulties, the situation was even more dire; ... introduced in the late 1970s, were intended to create jobs for those who, ...

Author: Riddell, Sheila

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847425287

Category: Education

Page: 260

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There is a growing concern about the social exclusion of a range of minority groups, including people with learning difficulties. Lifelong learning is seen as one of the central means of challenging the exclusion of this group, but also of enhancing their economic status. This book demonstrates that policy based on human capital premises has produced forms of lifelong learning which exacerbate the marginalisation of people with learning difficulties. The Learning Society and people with learning difficulties: reviews the range of policy fields which increasingly intervene in the lifelong learning arena; maps the agencies involved in service delivery and describes their (sometimes conflicting) ethos; provides in-depth accounts of the lived experiences of individuals with learning difficulties as they navigate lifelong learning options. Its exploration of the links between community care, education, training, employment, housing and benefits policies in the context of lifelong learning is unique. This book makes a significant contribution to debates about how people with learning difficulties may achieve social inclusion, and the part which lifelong learning may play in this. It is therefore invaluable reading for policy makers, practitioners and academics interested in these issues.
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Inside the Learning Society

Following consultation, in June 1996 the Education and Employment Minister, James Paice, published A Framework For a Learning Society, aimed at creating a ...

Author: Stewart Ranson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0304701823

Category: Education

Page: 294

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As an approach to the diverse and shifting learning needs of today, the learning society labours under a definitional generosity which has led to three different models evolving with competing claims. This book traces the history of the concept and lucidly lays out these three interpretive models: learning for work, learning for citizenship and learning for democracy. The book's close scrutiny concludes with an analysis that synthesizes and sharpens our understanding of the learning society. With due consideration given to the emerging critique and with chapters from public bodies engaged in implementing learning society principles, Inside the Learning Society offers a comprehensive appraisal of ideas and practices. This is a book of great significance for anyone concerned about or involved in the future of education.
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Differing visions of a Learning Society Vol 1

Fryer, R.H. (1999) Creating learning cultures: Next steps in achieving the learning age, Second Report of the National Advisory Group for Continuing ...

Author: Coffield, Frank

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847425126

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Lifelong learning has been an evidence-free zone for too long. It has been under-researched and under-theorised. This volume, the first of two, is the culmination of years of empirical work undertaken for the ESRC's Learning Society Programme, a major investment in lifelong learning research. It explores the ways lifelong learning can contribute to the development of knowledge and skills for employment, and other areas of adult life. In this first volume, the contributors address the challenges to social science researchers to study issues that are central and directly relevant to the political and policy debate, and to take into account the reality of people's lives. Each chapter gives an overview of one project, describing its objectives, methods, main findings and policy implications. Some of the main themes explored include the education market post-16, key skills in Higher Education, adult guidance services, and how knowledge can be developed at work. In the introduction, these topics are placed by the editor within the broad context of research and policy on different types of learning societies and lifelong learning. The evidence provided shows what policies are or are not working and provides the basis for structural reform. Some of the conclusions arrived at by the projects challenge fundamental assumptions of current policy. The contributions demonstrate the value of independent, critical research in an area which is awash with unsubstantiated generalities, armchair musings and banalities without bite. Differing visions of a Learning Society contributes to the public debate on lifelong learning, and is essential reading for politicians, policy makers, practitioners, academics and researchers concerned in any way with lifelong learning.
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New Society Models for a New Millennium

The Learning Society in Europe and Beyond Michael Kuhn ... R. H. ( 1999 ) Creating Learning Cultures : Next Steps in Achieving the Learning Age — the Second ...

Author: Michael Kuhn

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820474991

Category: Education

Page: 636

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