Is the current industrial model of schooling capable of preparing young people for modern working life? This book provides an unsettling picture of the challenges young people face following the uncertainty of the Global Financial Crisis. It asks whether teachers and schooling are able to provide the skills needed in a contemporary global economy.
Lucas Walsh is Associate Dean (Berwick) and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. He was previously Director of Research and Evaluation at The Foundation for Young Australians. He has held four research fellowships and been invited to advise local, state and federal governments.
PART I: NAVIGATING SEAS OF UNCERTAINTY: THE IMPACT OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS AND BEYOND ON YOUNG PEOPLE
1. Young People, Precarity and a Workforce in Transition
2. The Big Four: Structural Marginalization, Globalisation, Demographic Change and Technology
3. Neo-Liberal Policy and Precarity
PART 2: YOUNG PEOPLE, TEACHING AND SCHOOLING IN TRANSITION
4. Adversity Capital
5. Teachers in Transition: Current Challenges
6. Beyond the School Gates: Are Our Education Institutions Obsolete?
Conclusion: Where to for Young People?