This book analyzes the ways that workers are ?educated,? via a variety of institutions, to fit into the contemporary labor-unfriendly economic system. As he examines the history and purposes of vocational education, Kincheloe illustrates the manner in which this education shapes the politics of the era. How Do We Tell the Workers? is important reading for policy makers, labor leaders, and educators.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- The Nature of Work -- A Sense of Purpose -- Modernism and the Evolution of the Technocratic Mind -- Power and the Development of the Modernist Economy -- Good Work, Bad Work, and the Debate over Ethical Labor -- The Historical Dimensions of Vocational Education -- The Origins of Vocational Education -- The Progressive Debate, the Victory of Vocationalism, and the Institutionalization of Schooling for Work -- Failures and Reforms: The Recent History of Vocational Education -- Coping with and Directing Change -- Post-Fordism and Technopower: The Changing Economic and Political Arena -- Democratic Post-Fordist Workplaces and Debating the Changing Purposes of Vocational Education -- Confronting and Rethinking Educational Theory: Critical Vocational Pedagogy and Workers as Researchers -- Race, Class, and Gender -- Plausible Deniability: The Skeleton in Vocational Education's Closet -- A Touch of Class -- Accounting for Gender -- Howlin' Wolf at the Door: Race, Racism, and Vocational Education -- The Role of Labor and Unions in Vocational Education -- Democratic Unionism in the Global Economy and Corporate-Directed Vocational Education -- The New Unionism and the Struggle for a Democratic Social Movement -- A Vision of Government, Vocational Education, and the Future -- Worker Civics: The Decline of the Nation-State and the Rise of Corporate Government -- A Reconceptualized Government for the Twenty-First Century