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A society of signs? Mediating a learning society

Citation
Edwards R & Usher R (1999) A society of signs? Mediating a learning society, British Journal of Educational Studies, 47 (3), pp. 261-274.

Abstract
This article critiques certain notions of a learning society. These are framed largely in economic and humanist frameworks of competitiveness and social exclusion. This overlooks the implications of information, communications and media technologies, and the linguistic turn in social theory. These suggest a learning society can be framed as a ‘society of signs' Some of the possible implications of the latter are outlined.

Keywords
standards; competences; teacher training

StatusPublished
AuthorsEdwards Richard, Usher Robin
Publication date09/1999
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISSN 0007-1005
LanguageEnglish

Journal
British Journal of Educational Studies: Volume 47, Issue 3

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