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The New Work Order and Australian Schools

Grundy, S. and Bonser, S. (2005) The New Work Order and Australian Schools. In: Day, C., Fernandez, A., Hauge, T.E. and Muller, J., (eds.) The Life and Work of Teachers International Perspectives in Changing Times. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis group, pp. 127-142.

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The term ‘the new work order’ is used by Gee et al. (1996) to characterize work during this time of perpetual ‘change’. The ‘new work order’, the authors argue, is the form of work associated with ‘fast capitalism’. Four features of the discourse of ‘fast capitalism’ are highlighted. These are:

• increased dependence upon science and technology in processes of production, distribution, consumption and change.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis group
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