What is the likely future of knowledge?
Unpacking The Knowledge Economy – Whither Knowledge Society?
Knowledge & Education
January 2004, Anita Gurumurthy, World Social Forum
The author strongly critiques India’s excessive emphasis on building an IT-savvy human resource pool, which has resulted in the diversion of resources away from the much more crucial expenditures on literacy and primary education...
-(that is, should the future of knowledge be directed to making people in India more and more IT-savvy, which would mean less emphasis on, and money directed towards, knowledge in terms of literacy and the basic skills acquired in primary education.
Six years ago, researchers talked about a "new" concept of knowledge. Soon everybody realised that there is nothing new under the sun ...so we started talking about a 'modern concept', an 'emerging concept' or, quite simply, about a 'current concept'. ... One cynic even said that considering the global recession we were suffering at the beginning of the 1990s, we could not even afford to talk about a 'new' concept of knowledge.
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