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Myths and Brands in Vocational Education

Anja Heikkinen & Lorenz Lassnigg (eds)

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 
ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-8016-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-8016-7
Date of Publication: 01/10/2015
Pages / Size: 260 / A5
Price: £47.99 

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This book discusses whether certain approaches to (vocational) education have become mythicized and branded, and the reasons for and consequences of this commodification. It also investigates how researchers are contributing to mythicizing and branding in education, although transnational and comparative studies are increasingly taking into account historical and cultural ideas. Is this a result of the exploitation of historical and cultural research for industrial purposes and education export? Educational brands could attract global customers and advertise countries as smart environments for global investments. Universal models of (vocational) education typically build on interpretations from the Anglophonic, German and French regions of the world. This book, however, investigates perspectives from unexplored and under-discussed linguistic contexts, particularly Spanish, Italian, Swiss and Austrian regions and the use of East-Asian and East-African myths and brands, which, although influenced by Europeanization, continue local traditions. Furthermore, while approaches to education in the Nordic region may differ from those in the rest of Europe, an additional section of the book deals with myth and brands in Norway, Finland and Sweden, with some comparisons with British, French and German traditions.


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