The Central Bank of Malta will be holding a public lecture entitled Blasphemous rumours? From school to industry in post-colonial Malta to be delivered by Dr Joseph Gravina. This will be held on Friday 25 October at 15:00 at the Central Bank of Malta’s Binja Laparelli at St James’s Counterguard in Valletta. The lecture should last an hour.
Industrial development in post-colonial Malta required ‘workfarist’ human resource policies. Trade schools, among others, provided productivity-raising training. Projecting a specific class identity, those for girls were socially conservative. Then, socialist policy kick-started ‘welfarist’ comprehensive schooling. Government change in 1987 led to human resource jargon change but workfarism continued (and continues) to thrive.