Human Capital - The Value of People

 

In the global knowledge economy, people's skills, learning, talents and attributes - their human capital - have become key to both their ability to earn a living and to wider economic growth. Education systems can do much to help people realise their potential, but when they fail it can lead to lifelong social and economic problems.

     

Chapter 2 looks first at the rise of the knowledge economy. It then goes on to examine how the idea of investing in people has emerged as a response to economic change, and finally asks what all this means for education and how people learn throughout their lives.

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