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Human capital theory and secondary education

Down, B. (1994) Human capital theory and secondary education. Unicorn, 20 (3). pp. 54-61.

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This paper critically examines the major assumptions underpinning current educational policies and argues that they are forging an unholy alliance between economic interests and education. It challenges the dominant human capital approach to education and argues that it is having a negative impact on school level organisation in Western Australian state secondary schools.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Australian College of Education
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