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This volume brings together some of the best writing published in the journal Management Learning since its re-launch under this title in 1994. The selection very much reflects the mission of the journal to act as a showcase for innovative, international and interdisciplinary work which covers a wide gamut of issues connected to management, organizations, learning and knowledge. The field of management learning, widely drawn in this way, brings together some of the key preoccupations within several areas of management, organization studies and social science more generally. Learning and knowledge have become central themes within thee areas for several reasons, both practical and theoretical. These include the way that organizational learning is seen as a key source of competitive advantage, and the wider analysis that ...

Critical Pedagogy in the ‘New Paradigm’
Critical pedagogy in the ‘new paradigm’
Gordon E.Dehler, M. AnnWelsh and Marianne W.Lewis

‘the absence of any serious discussion of pedagogy in cultural studies and in the debates about higher education has narrowed significantly the possibilities for redefining the role of educators as public intellectuals and of students as critical citizens capable of governing rather than simply being governed.’ (Giroux, 1997: 259)

The reform movement in management education has gained considerable support in the past decade. But transcending the simplification agenda of management orthodoxy has proved troublesome. Grey and French (1996: 9–10) have persuasively critiqued the enduring assumptions underlying traditional conceptions of management education, contending that ‘much critical research suggests that management knowledge is not just undesirable but inaccurate. For example, the ...

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