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The Age of Learning: Education and the Knowledge Society

Lynn Elen Burton (Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada)

On the Horizon

ISSN: 1074-8121

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



This 230 page edited book attempts to capture the ethos of the age of learning and analyze its features. It questions its ethics from a variety of academic perspectives and discusses how the learning society actually functions. Traditional views are seen threatened, as education becomes a commodity. Education and learning are seen intertwined with global capitalism, and government policies and practices are increasingly viewed as treating learning as an investment, resulting in employability and work. A learning society emerges as one of the products.



Elen Burton, L. (2004), "The Age of Learning: Education and the Knowledge Society", On the Horizon, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 79-82.



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