1 Centre for Education Policy Research, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN2 Innovation, Knowledge, and Economic Dynamics, The Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University, VBN3 Department of Business and Management, The Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University, VBN4 Department of Learning and Philosophy, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN5 The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN6 University of Nice
The knowledge-based and the learning economy perspectives have in common that they point to an inherent tendency toward a polarisation in labour markets between people with strong and people with weak educational foundation. On this background we discuss how a movement toward mode 2 learning may be combined with strategies that aim at reducing inequality. We argue that the reform strategy that is the most adequate will be different in European education systems with more or less elitist characteristics and with different emphasis on respectively tacit and codified knowledge.
Policy Futures in Education, 2008, Vol 6, Issue 6, p. 681-700