Financial Stability
25 October 2019

Blasphemous rumours? From school to industry in post-colonial Malta

Dr Joseph Gravina

Central Bank of Malta Public Lecture

Dr Joseph Gravina
Senior Lecturer II at the University of Malta employed within the
Systems of Knowledge Department at the Junior College. His research interests focus
on the comparative study of industrialisation, social reproduction and education.

Blasphemous rumours? From school to industry in post-colonial Malta

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.

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