Keynote Address in Amsterdam

KeynoteDr. David Baker delivered a keynote address at the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS) Conference.  The conference theme was “Education Systems: Inequalities, Labor Markets, and Civic Engagement.”  Dr. Baker’s keynote was titled “Jobs, Labour, Credentials, and Civic Engagement in the Schooled Society: Institutional Consequences of the Education Revolution.”

Abstract for “Jobs, Labour, Credentials and Civic Engagement in the Schooled Society: Institutional Consequences of the Education Revolution”

The schooled society is a defining component of contemporary society, and with large scale capitalism and widespread representative democracy is a leading social revolution. Over the past 150 years, a massive regime of education has produced a powerful culture, transformed most individuals in the world, and created far-reaching consequences for all facets of society; yet, the education revolution is intellectually underappreciated in its role in creating contemporary society. Comparative and international scholarship is uniquely positioned to tell the full story of the coming of a worldwide schooled society and the human condition. Following a summary of the dynamics of the revolution and a note on a promising theoretical perspective on education as a primary institution, its impact on social institutions is illustrated through what happens to minds, politics, and gods in the schooled society.
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