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How Do We Tell The Workers? : The Socioeconomic Foundations Of Work And Vocational Education - Joe L. Kincheloe

How Do We Tell The Workers?

The Socioeconomic Foundations Of Work And Vocational Education

Paperback Published: 18th September 1998
ISBN: 9780813387376
Number Of Pages: 467

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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.

Forewordp. xii
The Nature of Work
A Sense of Purposep. 3
The Threat and the Visionp. 5
"We Don't Get No Respect": Workers and Vocational Educationp. 11
Vocation, Identity, and a Sense of Ethicsp. 14
Work and Democracy: Producing Meaning in Authoritarian Workplacesp. 15
Shaping the Nature of Vocational Education: The Social and Political Role of Workp. 16
Challenging Taken-for-granted Assumptionsp. 19
Modernism and the Evolution of the Technocratic Mindp. 23
The Birth of Modernismp. 23
The Epistemology of Positivismp. 25
Modernism and the Technical Fixp. 32
Modernist Fragmentation and the Embrace of Short-term Goalsp. 34
Centralization, Bureaucratization, and Modernist Experts on the Loosep. 36
Modernist Breakdown of Community and Public Spacep. 37
Irrational Production and Ecological Destructionp. 39
Efficiency, Rationalization, and Decontextualizationp. 40
Power and the Development of the Modernist Economyp. 43
The Organization of Work in Relation to Powerp. 43
The Power of Corporations: Subverting the Ethnic of Democracyp. 44
Cultivating Inequality: The Widening Chasm Between Workers and Managementp. 49
Mystifying Power: Control in the Name of Democracyp. 53
Sophisticating Power: The Development of Scientific Managementp. 55
The Consummation of the Modernist Economy: The Rise of Fordismp. 59
The Breaking Point: The Decline of Fordismp. 62
Good Work, Bad Work, and the Debate over Ethical Laborp. 64
Workplace Democracyp. 64
Good Work and the Struggle for Worker Dignityp. 65
Identifying and Subverting Bad Workp. 70
Debating Work Ethnics and Economic Policy: The Rise of the New Rightp. 74
Adam Smith, the Sequel: The Emergence of Neoclassical Economicsp. 78
Automation and the Future of Good Workp. 81
The Buck Stops over There: Reshaping the Workplacep. 87
Developing a Vocational Education That Challenges Bad Workp. 89
The Historical Dimensions of Vocational Education
The Origins of Vocational Educationp. 93
The Forgotten Context: The Impact of Industrializationp. 93
Education for Economic Developmentp. 97
Vocational Education: Manual Trainingp. 99
Industrial Education for African Americansp. 102
Expanding Secondary Schooling and the Quest for Social Order and Americanizationp. 106
Missing the Point: Traditional Interpretations and the Quest for Orderp. 110
The Progressive Debate, the Victory of Vocationalism, and the Institutionalization of Schooling for Workp. 114
The Scientifically Managed Workplace Versus the Dignity of Laborp. 114
The Emergence of Conflicting Factions of Progressive Educatorsp. 116
Justifying Vocational Education: Producing the Workers Industry Wantsp. 122
The Smith-Hughes Act: Consolidating the Victory of the Business Efficiency Progressivesp. 124
Savoring the Victory: The Post-Smith-Hughes Erap. 126
Repressed Memory: The Lost History of Radical Vocational Educationp. 129
Moving Toward Midcentury: The Russell Report, World War II, and Life Adjustment Educationp. 131
The 1960s and 1970s: Deja Vu All Over Againp. 133
Failures and Reforms: The Recent History of Vocational Educationp. 138
American Vocational Education--a Failure?p. 138
The Debate over Educational Reform in the 1980sp. 141
The New Era: President Clinton and Goals 2000p. 145
The Revealing Debate over National Skills Standardsp. 145
The Great Conflict: Changing Vocational Education to Meet Contemporary Demands for Smart Workersp. 148
The Value of the Perkins Actp. 149
The Effort to Improve the Transition from School to Workp. 150
Impediments to Contemporary Vocational Education Reformp. 153
Coping with and Directing Change
Post-Fordism and Technopower: The Changing Economic and Political Arenap. 157
Work and the Rise of Post-Fordismp. 158
Taylor in Disguisep. 161
Technopowerp. 162
Technopower, Knowledge Control, and Democracyp. 163
Rage and Apathy: The Subtle Workings of Technopower, the Politics of Corporatismp. 167
The Growing Gulf Between Core and Peripheral Workers in Post-Fordismp. 171
Democratic Post-Fordist Workplaces and Debating the Changing Purposes of Vocational Educationp. 173
The Language of Possibility: The Democratic Post-Fordist Workplacesp. 173
The Never-ending Debate: Vocational Training Versus Vocational Educationp. 175
Rethinking the Five Traditional Emphases of Vocational Educationp. 176
Rehm on the Three Dominant Views Concerning Vocational Educationp. 179
The Fourth Perspective: Vocational Education for Jobs and Justicep. 183
Economic Citizenshipp. 186
Understanding Craft, Making Meaningp. 188
The Ramifications of Knowingp. 190
Students and Workers as Learnersp. 192
Confronting and Rethinking Educational Theory: Critical Vocational Pedagogy and Workers as Researchersp. 196
Grounding Critical Theoryp. 197
A Critical Pedagogy of Vocational Education and the Politics of Skepticismp. 198
Habitus, Popular Culture, and Identityp. 199
Critical Pedagogy and Worker Empowermentp. 201
Critical Pedagogy and the Community of Workersp. 203
Workers as Critical Researchersp. 206
Rethinking Vocational Pedagogy in Light of Critical Worker Researchp. 212
Race, Class, and Gender
Plausible Deniability: The Skeleton in Vocational Education's Closetp. 217
You Study Vocational Education, You Study the Marginalizedp. 217
"Shhh ... We Don't Talk About Race and Class in Our Vocational Program": Tracking as Resegregationp. 218
Becoming a Successful Worker--and Justice for Allp. 221
Desperately Seeking Mobilityp. 226
The Double Disadvantage of Black Womenp. 227
The Wages of Hopelessnessp. 228
Confusing Refusal with Inability: The Costs of Resistancep. 231
Understanding the Oppositional Identity: The Marginalized Student as Defiant Individualp. 233
The Adult World's Dismissal: Marginalized Kids as Aliensp. 235
A Touch of Classp. 237
Class Blindness in Americap. 237
Relating Class Polarity to the Vision of Vocational Educationp. 240
The Conservative Position: Individualistic Blamep. 241
Responding to the New Consensus: Truth Versus Mythp. 243
Separating Difference from Deficiency: The Poor, Not the Stupidp. 245
Rethinking Intelligencep. 246
A Brief Description of Postformal Thinkingp. 249
The Irrelevance of Individualistic Blame: The Extreme Difficulty of Escaping the Class Barrierp. 252
Controlling the Poor: Inferiority as Self-Imagep. 256
Developing the Economic Empowerment Curriculump. 259
Accounting for Genderp. 262
Connecting Gender with Race and Class: Mainstream Perspectivesp. 263
Understanding Gender in Relation to Class and Racep. 264
The Feminization of Povertyp. 267
Keeping Women in Their Place: The Nature of Patriarchyp. 269
Patriarchy's Women: The Ideology of Domesticity and the Culture of Romancep. 272
Patriarchy on the Job: Institutional Gender Bias in the Workplacep. 275
Patriarchy on Parade: Men's Workplace Culturep. 276
Patriarchal Dynamics: The Sexual Identity of Womenp. 278
Drawing upon Women's Subjugated Knowledge to Fight Patriarchyp. 280
Struggling Against Patriarchy: What Women Want in Their Vocational Lifep. 282
Developing a National Economic Program for Economic Justice for Womenp. 285
Patriarchy Fights Backp. 287
Howlin' Wolf at the Door: Race, Racism, and Vocational Educationp. 288
Essentialist Racismp. 289
"Institutional Racism," or Alleged Nonpersonal, Structural Racismp. 292
Undermining Dualisms: The Complex Nature of Different Forms of Racismp. 296
The Mutating Virus: Post-Fordist Racismp. 297
Gresson's Recovery of White Supremacy: Whites as Victimsp. 298
The Andromeda Strain: The Contemporary Mutation, Crypto-Racismp. 300
The Lived Consequences of Racism: Disparity in Black and Whitep. 308
Governmental Neglect: The Politics of Discriminationp. 310
The Wolf at the Door: Structural Impediments to Minority Mobilityp. 311
The Collapse of the Inner City: Hyper-ghettoizationp. 314
Whiteness as Racial Identityp. 316
Focusing on White Privilegep. 317
Fighting Racism: The Role of Vocational Teachers and Studentsp. 319
The Role of Labor and Unions in Vocational Education
Democratic Unionism in the Global Economy and Corporate-Directed Vocational Educationp. 323
Listening to Laborp. 323
A Critical Unionism?p. 325
Keeping Unions Out of Vocational Educationp. 327
Justifying Unionism in Vocational Educationp. 327
A Brief Overview of Recent Union Historyp. 330
Self-Inflicted Wounds: The Failure of American Laborp. 333
Crumbling Support for Labor: The Need for Unions in the Post-Fordist Economyp. 336
Globalization's Threat to Unionism: Corporate Infidelityp. 339
The New Unionism and the Struggle for a Democratic Social Movementp. 343
Vocational Education as Diversionary Tactic: Battle Plans of Class Warfarep. 343
The Emergence of a New Labor Movement in the 1990sp. 345
New Labor Strategiesp. 350
Critical Networking: Constructing the Labor Curriculump. 357
Integrating Vocational Education, the New Unionism, and the Global Economy's Declining Need for Workersp. 361
Vocational Education and Critical Unionism's Push for Industrial Democracyp. 363
A Vision of Government, Vocational Education, and the Future
Worker Civics: The Decline of the Nation-State and the Rise of Corporate Governmentp. 367
A Critical Vision of Governmentp. 367
Creative Responses: A New Politics for a New Erap. 371
The Decline of Government and the Realm of the Political: The Breakdown of Democracyp. 373
Bypassing Traditional Political Institutionsp. 375
The Emergence of Corporate Governmentp. 378
Surrendering Public Government: The Debasement of Republicans and Democratsp. 380
The Need for Worker Civicsp. 382
Vocational Education and Critical Worker Civicsp. 383
Seeing Through the Language of New Age Corporatism: A Critical Worker Civicsp. 385
A Reconceptualized Government for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 388
Government as Critic: Addressing the Harmful Effects of Profit Seekingp. 388
Government Strategies to Counteract the Antisocial Consequences of Corporate Behaviorp. 390
The Need for a Post-Fordist Bill of Rightsp. 391
Developing a National Industrial Policyp. 393
Government Policyp. 397
Government and the Politics of Knowledgep. 404
The Search for Painless Policies: Youth Apprenticeships as Panaceap. 406
Government as Coordinating Agent: Addressing Empty Innovations of Post-Fordist School-to-Work Programsp. 409
The Future Role of Government: Accomplishing Socially Beneficial Tasks While Reducing Bureaucracyp. 413
The Corporate Construction of Good Times in an Era of Downsizingp. 416
The Possible Moral Backlash Against Inhumane Global Economicsp. 147
Referencesp. 421
Indexp. 437
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ISBN: 9780813387376
ISBN-10: 081338737X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 467
Published: 18th September 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1

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