Studies in Philosophy and Education 31 (3):215-226 (2012)

Two related aspects of the present ‘knowledge capitalism’ stage of globalisation are discussed in this article: the transformation of education to make it more directly supportive of educational growth and competition, and the growing demands on educational research to provide scientific evidence for education policy and practice, using narrowly defined methods and techniques. It is argued that both developments have profound consequences for the construction and use of educational theory, and the vital need for critical discussion and communication in this respect is emphasised
Keywords Knowledge capitalism  Educational theory  Educational phenomena  Evidence-based
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DOI 10.1007/s11217-012-9304-9
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