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In search of the high skills society: some reflections on current visions Subtitle: SKOPE Research Paper No. 32, Summer 2002Series: SKOPE Research Papers

Abstract: The UK government has committed itself to building a high skills future for the UK. However, despite widespread use of terms such as the 'knowledge economy', 'the high skills society', and 'the learning society', there remains much confusion as to the kind of economy or society different commentators are actually aiming at. The terms may be in common but closer analysis reveals substantive disagreement as to where the UK ought to be heading. The paper seeks to add a little clarity to current debates by mapping the various visions to emerge from three key groupings: i) government and 'social actors', ii) those writing from an educationalist background and iii) those coming from a broadly industrial relations tradition. By highlighting the confusion, tensions and contradictions that exist, it becomes clear that high skills are far from being the consensual policy option they initially appear. It is only by opening up these issues that we can appreciate the different aims that exist at the centre of the UK skills debate and begin to confront the real political choices available.

Publication status:PublishedPeer Review status:Peer reviewedVersion:Publisher's version Funder: Economic and Social Research Council  

Bibliographic Details

Publisher: ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)

Publisher Website: http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/

Series:SKOPE Research Papers

Series website:http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/publications

Issue Date: 2002

Copyright Date: 2002 Identifiers

Issn: 1466-1535

Urn: uuid:605c24b2-1136-43f2-b962-fa4ba635d94f Item Description

Type: Research paper;

Language: en

Version: Publisher's versionKeywords: knowlege-based economy learning society high skills societySubjects: Education Economics and education Tiny URL: ora:3911

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Author: Caroline Lloyd - institutionUniversity of Warwick facultySKOPE - - - Jonathan Payne - institutionUniversity of Warwick facultySKO

Source: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:605c24b2-1136-43f2-b962-fa4ba635d94f



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