Education policy research and the global knowledge economy

Michael A. Peters
Vol 19, Number 2, p.204
In this paper, first, I sketch the importance of three discourses leading to the notion of the \"knowledge economy\" and I outline a common conception of the notion. Second, I discuss two recent policy constructions of the \"knowledge economy\" commenting at the same time on implications for education policy. Third, I mention some criticisms of these constructions and introduce Joseph Stiglitz's notion of knowledge as a global public good, and, finally, lay out some of the tasks of educational policy research in its contribution to the debate.