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Open Access The credit crunch and education: an historical perspective from the Kondratiev Cycle

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Abstract:

The current recession invites us to revisit the past and to reflect on the historical relationship between education and economic prosperity as well as economic downturn. My aim here is to discuss the potential contribution of history to a better understanding of the current economic crisis and its impact on education within the British and French contexts.

Document Type: Short Communication

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14748460903003659

Publication date: 2009-07-01

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  • London Review of Education (LRE) is an international peer-reviewed journal featuring rigorous, theoretically based research into contemporary education. Based at the UCL Institute of Education in London, the journal reflects the Institute's broad interests in all types of education in all contexts - local, national, global - and its commitment to analysis across disciplines using a variety of methodologies. It shares the Institute's aspiration to interrogate links between research, policy and practice, and its principled concern for social justice.

    Drawing on these strengths, LRE is an eclectic and engaging journal that features analysis across key themes in education, including: public goals and policies; pedagogy; curriculum; organization; resources and technology; and institutional effectiveness. Its articles and book reviews are written by experts in education, psychology, sociology, policy studies, philosophy, and other disciplines contributing to education research, and by experienced researcher-practitioners working in the field.

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