The Monster Under the Bed : How Business Is Mastering the Opportunity of Knowledge for Profit by Stan Davis, Jim Botkin

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"Davis and Botkin investigate today's complicated relationship between business and education. The job and information requirements of business now set the agenda for what must be learned and have established the need for a program of lifelong learning. At the same time, business has become a major education provider, teaching and training employees on the job and, in a growing number of instances, taking over the administration of schools as governments experiment with privatization. The authors document those trends and analyze their impact. They include their concern that education dominated by business may lead to a two-tiered society of information haves and have-nots. (What they ignore is the role that libraries can play in education and lifelong learning.) The "monster under the bed" is a story created by a five-year-old on her computer and disseminated by means of an electronic bulletin board--a story that illustrates the use of technology in learning that is already taken for granted but also suggests a fear of the unknown or the unmanageable. Highly recommended for education, business, and technology collections." David Rouse - Copyrightę 1994, American Library Association. All rights reserved

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