In Knowledge, Curriculum, and Preparation for Work, the editors offer a timely collection of chapters approaching debates on economic and social change and employment within different types of economies. Considering questions of knowledge and curriculum, these works interrogate ways of thinking about relationships between different forms of work and education. The focus is both on the curriculum – the ways in which different types of knowledge affect the quality and organization of curricula that are intended to prepare for work – and the factors influencing and constraining what education can do to prepare for work, as well as how these factors shape and limit the role of educational preparation for work.
Stephanie Allais is the Research Chair for Skills Development at the Centre for Researching Education and Labour, University of the Witwatersrand. She is the author of Selling Out Education: National Qualifications Frameworks and the Neglect of Knowledge (Sense, 2014).
Yael Shalem is Associate Professor of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand. She co-edited Retrieving Teaching: Critical Issues in Curriculum Pedagogy and Learning (Juta, 2010), in memory of Professor Wally Morrow, the founder of educational theory in South Africa.
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