High Skills the Knowledge Economy: China and India. Education and Changing Cultures of Competitiveness Bristol Graduate School of Education Hugh Lauder .
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Education and Changing Cultures of Competitiveness
Bristol Graduate School of Education
The middle classes have run the world since the French Revolution, but they’re now the new proletariat (Super Cannes, J.G.Ballard).
1. Views of Globalisation
2. The Global Auction
3. The Returns to Graduates
4. East Asia’s Century?
1. The Head – Body View (Reich and Rosencrance)
2. The Reef Fish theory of globalisation –
(Gordon Brown, IMF etc).
Learning = Earning
Some argue that in this next stage, the mature economies of Europe and America can only lose and that all the benefits will flow only eastwards. I disagree. We are about to see a doubling of skilled jobs in the global economy. This heralds a world-wide opportunity revolution, bringing chances of upward mobility for millions…in a globally competitive national economy there will be almost no limits to the aspirations for upward mobility (The Observer,10.2.08).
three key elements:
- Quality = Price
We have to drive innovation, we have to be at the leading edge at reasonable cost…That’s it. And this can be transferred to the labour market. We have…to try to get higher skills at reasonable cost and high flexibility.’
Germany, Telecommunications MNC.
The Role of MNCs and a Theory of Skills Capture:
1. Standardisation of: Process: People and Products.
2. The Supply of high quality graduate labour in China, India, Russia and Eastern Europe