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Toward a knowledgeable society?

Keith Ballard

Keith Ballard argues that the commitment to individualism and to a commercial market model has implications for our working lives. The ideological belief that we are primarily motivated by self-interest carries with it the implication that we are not to be trusted, but need “incentives” to make us work. Relationships must be contractual and written down. Engagement with others thus becomes a technical matter. This context has redefined what it means to be a teacher.

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