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TRANSCULTURAL FRIENDSHIP: OUR POLITICAL FUTURE

Chapter Eleven: The Educating Society

Section 2: Productivity and Education

 

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Education is more affordable when it is integrated into the productive machinery of society. Furthermore, after formal operations, one's search for meaning makes it important that one's efforts contribute to something greater than the self. Emotionally, the adult is entering Erikson's stage of "generativity v. stagnation" and, thus, the opportunity to be productive is important at this time. From the perspective of the individual as well as society, the integration of further education into production is desirable.

 

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Of course, the business world has always been an educational experience. The saying goes: "No matter how much preparatory education you have had, you still learn ninety percent of what you need to know on the job." However, a corporation intends to teach only those skills, values and facts it needs its employees to have. The challenge is how to induce corporations to want the characteristics that the future world at large requires.

 

 

 

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