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About this product
- Author(s)Allan C. Ornstein
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication09/11/2015
- GenreSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight526 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Table Of ContentsIntroduction - Excellence vs Equality: Consider This Chapter 1 - The Search for Talent * Geography and Smart Thinking * Reaffirming the Best and Brightest * A Changing World: Globalization and Technology * Brain Drain Counts * Tech Companies and Tech Workers * Talented Workers and Big Data * The New American Dream * Centers of Creativity * Conclusion Chapter 2 - Excellence, Equality and Education * Definitions and Labels * The Early Role of the Schools * The Common School Movement * The Conservative Perspective * IQ Testing and Scoring * Do Schools Make a Difference? * The Coleman Report * The Jencks Study * The Duncan Model * The Unaccounted Factors: Luck * Aptitude vs. Achievement * Education and Economic Opportunity * The Hazards of Merit * Conclusion Chapter 3 - Socio-Economic Class and Mobility * Measures of Inequality * A Just Society * Power, Privilege and Elite Institutions * A Change in Meritocracy * Excellence vs. Equality * Educational Opportunity and Mobility * Economic Opportunity: Old Ideas, New Ideas * Different Talents, Different Rewards * The Role of Government * Merit and Achievement * Merit and Human Capital * Winning at All Costs * Conclusion Chapter 4 - Innovation and Human Capital * Outsourcing Middle-Class Jobs * The Global Village * Tech Society, Tech Expertise * The Role of Innovation * China and India - and the Future * The Rise of Asia * Growing Inequality in America * Conclusion Chapter 5 - Beyond Excellence: The Rich, Superrich and the Rest of Us * The Value of a College Education * Hard Work, Competition and Free Markets * Fat Cats: Old Money vs. New Money * Wealth vs. Work * Ruling the World * Hard Times for Labor * Profits vs. Wages * Where the U.S. is Heading * Conclusion
- Author BiographyAllan C. Ornstein is Professor of Education and Social Policy at St. John's University, USA. He is a former Fulbright-Hayes Scholar and author of 60 books and 400 articles.
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