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Richard Lakes


Ph.D., Ohio State University
M.Ed., University of Cincinnati
B.S., University of Cincinnati


Globalization and Education
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Policy
Politics of Education


Richard Lakes is professor of educational policy studies at the College of Education & Human Development. He researches the impact of globalization on education for work; and writes about neoliberal policy formulations in career and technical education. He has written Critical Education for Work: Multidisciplinary Approaches (1994, edited), Youth Development and Critical Education: The Promise of Democratic Action (1997) and Globalizing Education for Work: Comparative Perspectives on Gender and the New Economy (2004, co-edited); and numerous book chapters. His refereed articles have appeared in Career and Technical Education Research, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Globalisation, Societies and Education, Pedagogies: An International Journal, Policy Futures in Education and Urban Review, among others. He is a member of the editorial board for the journal Vocations and Learning.