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Education and Technological Unemployment

  • Michael A. Peters
  • Petar Jandrić
  • Alexander J. Means
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Michael A. Peters, Petar Jandrić, Alexander J. Means
    Pages 1-12
  3. The Postdigital Fragmentation of Education and Work

  4. What Can Places of Learning Really Do About the Future of Work?

  5. Education in a Workless Society

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-354

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the challenge of accelerating automation, and argues that countering and adapting to this challenge requires new methodological, philosophical, scientific, sociological, economic, ethical, and political perspectives that fundamentally rethink the categories of work and education. What is required is political will and social vision to respond to the question: What is the role of education in a digital age characterized by potential mass technological unemployment?

Today’s technologies are beginning to cost more jobs than they create – and this trend will continue. There have been many proposed solutions to this problem, and they invariably involve an educational vision. Yet, in a world that simply doesn’t offer enough work for everyone, education is clearly not a panacea for technological unemployment.

This collection presents responses to this question from a wide spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to education studies, philosophy, history, politics, sociology, psychology, and economics.

Keywords

Technological Unemployment Educationalisation Technologisation Cognitive Capitalism Fourth Industrial Revolution Material Labor Immaterial Labor Technology Enhanced Learning Employability

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Peters
    • 1
  • Petar Jandrić
    • 2
  • Alexander J. Means
    • 3
  1. 1.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Zagreb University of Applied Sciences ZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.University of Hawaiʻi at MānoaHonoluluUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6225-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6224-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6225-5
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