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Betraying a Generation: How Education is Failing Young People.


Betraying a Generation: How Education is Failing Young People

Patrick Ainley

Policy Press


142 pages


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This book considers how education in England is failing young people. It examines what led up to the crisis, detailing the postwar years in England as a period when education expanded, schools became less selective, and further and higher education opportunities increased, and how changes occurred with the shifts in the economy; how current increases in the level of qualifications are not being met by increases in employment opportunities, as more graduates are overqualified but underemployed in low-skilled, low-paid jobs at the expense of managerial and professional high-paid ones; the transformation of class structure that occurred from these changes in employment; how schooling focuses on maintaining social order and substituting for wage incentives in the absence of work; and progressive policy responses. Distributed in North America by University of Chicago Press. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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