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The Global AuctionThe Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes$
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Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731688

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.001.0001

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Knowledge Wars

Knowledge Wars

(p.29) Chapter Three Knowledge Wars
The Global Auction

Phillip Brown

Hugh Lauder

David Ashton

Oxford University Press

This chapter explains why concerns about the education system in America in bringing the opportunity bargain are well founded. It begins by studying the globalization of highly skilled workers, or those who have achieved a college education. It then emphasizes the need to form a link between learning, economic development, and education. Finally, the chapter shows some early signs of America losing part of its advantage in the knowledge wars through a retreat from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.

Keywords:   education system, opportunity bargain, knowledge wars, STEM subjects, highly skilled workers, college education, economic development, learning

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