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This Handbook provides a state-of –the art overview of the field of workplace learning from a global perspective. The authors are all well-placed theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in this burgeoning field , which cuts across higher education, vocational education and training, post-compulsory secondary schooling, and lifelong education. The volume provides a broad–based, yet incisive analysis of the range of theory, research, and practical developments in workplace learning. The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning draws together a wide range of views, theoretical dispositions, and assertions and provides a leading-edge presentation by key writers and researchers with insight into the field and its current state.

Partnerships between and among Education and the Public and Private Sectors
Partnerships between and among education and the public and private sectors

For the United States, or any country, to remain competitive, it needs individuals who can flourish—who can be strong, healthy, happy, and successful—in a rapidly changing global economy. Noted journalist and author Thomas Friedman (2005) remarked that we have been part of a global economy since the discovery of the new world, but that what constitutes success—effective competition—has changed. Early on, from 1492 to 1800, our country's success depended on how much muscle and raw horsepower we had, which he called ‘Globalization 1.0.’ From 1800 to 2000, success depended on how well we could take advantage of expanding options and declining costs in transportation, ...

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