The book analyses the relation between education and work. It describes three different perspectives on this relation: a technical-economical, a political-institutional and a socio-cultural perspective. Each perspective have different perceptions of the driving forces of the relation of and the social interests involved. In a critique of the prevalent goal rational approach to educational planning it points to three different rationales in the interplay between education and work: a logic of production, a logic of school learning and a logic of subjectivity. Educational planning can thus be considered as a struggle or negotiation between these logics. Furthermore the hidden forces of the interplay are revealed and this requires a a new concept of planning: a reflexive planning that acknowledges multiple actors and interests, the situated nature of the procedures of planning and the continuously negotiated nature of goals. The book demonstrates the usefulness of these concepts in a analysis of the development of the Danish meat industry and the experiences from developmental projects in this industry.