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Title: Work/education relationships in Malta and the concept of lifelong education
Authors: Wain, Kenneth
Keywords: Continuing education -- Malta
Continuing education -- Philosophy
Labor supply -- Effect of education on -- Malta
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Wain, K. (1987). Work/education relationships in Malta and the concept of lifelong education. Education, 3(1), 27-32.
Abstract: The matter of the proper relationship of education to work is a complex one because it involves different possible permutations and because the socio-political and ideological stakes involved are usually high. The polar edges of the spectrum of possibilities are: (a) that there is no proper relationship between education and work; that education is for something else, not for work, (b) that education is for work, that the requirements of the labour market should primarily determine what is taught. For the sake of convenience one can label the first a theory of classical liberalism (under-pinned by the view that education has to do with the transmission of knowledge which is intrinsically valuable), and the second a theory of utilitarianism or instrumentalism.
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