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History and Society

When we talk of post- industrial society this is a stage in the development of a society where the service sector is generating more income than the manufacturing sector in the business economy (Beck, 2009). In such cases, ideas rather than products are what make the economy grow. The post-industrial societies have actually become oriented in production of knowledge and experts. Consequently, the intersection results to eradication of poverty, inequality and undesirable work. According to Beck (2009) labour markets are however, getting affected greatly. For instance, there are increased cases of unemployment.

To deal with these cases, researches have suggested different measures. For instance, Douet (2015) suggested the need to have industrial education where students are taught to be obedient to the hierarchy. The hierarchical structure will in turn, impart the needed measures that help in the realization of sustainability. Secondly, the industrial technology has to be designed in a way that consumers believe they can consume more as well as grow (Douet, 2015). The industrial economy should ignore all the exterior costs and focus on the uninterrupted growth of the production of materials. In the post-industrial society the conversations and social life will always revolve around ones care, respect curiosity, diversity, love, creation and learning (Fistis, Rozman, Riel & Messnarz, 2014).


The concept of sustainability in schools enhances an effective approach to the students and improves the learning culture (Fullan, 2005). The topic in greenhouse effect and climate change remain diverse. Teachers and students can practice this by responding to the environmental needs. Consequently, a well-integrated approach will result to better environmental knowledge and sustainability in schools


Beck, U. (2009). World risk society. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Douet, J. (2015). Industrial Heritage Re-tooled: The TICCIH Guide to Industrial Heritage Conservation. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.

Fistis, G., Rozman, T., Riel, A., & Messnarz, R. (2014, June). Leadership in sustainability. In European Conference on Software Process Improvement (pp. 231-245). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Fullan, M. (2005). Leadership & sustainability: System thinkers in action. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Stehr, N. (2001). The Fragility of Modern Societies: Knowledge and Risk in the Information Age. SAGE Publications.