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Education and Social Change : Connecting local and global perspectives - Issler

Education and Social Change

Connecting local and global perspectives

By: Issler

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Education policy and practice has historically been developed within thenational/regional context. However, globalization has prompted educationalists to review their practice in the light of international influences. World issues such as global warming, conflict and the depletion of earth resources have also contributed to an increased awareness of the rolethat education can play in resolving these problems. The contributors focus on how education can bring about social change whileconnecting with theory at the level of cultural impact and policy implications. Theyinvestigate the potential for creating a transnational value system in education, focusing on some key human rights issues both at home and overseas. Truly international in scope, this text lays the groundwork for future research by exposing the commonalities and differences in approaches to knowledge production and its dissemination, drawing together contributions from a variety of cross cultural contexts.

'This is a collection of essays which not only ticks a lot of boxes, but also relates the boxes to each other, ranging a world wide spectrum of education from nursery, school, further and continuing education and higher education.'--Sanford Lakoff

Tables and Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Notes on the contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Global Policy Contextp. 11
Lessons from comparative and international educationp. 15
Education for all: a freedom-based approachp. 27
Women's education in the developing worldp. 38
Self-assessment in the further education college of a small statep. 51
The contribution of European programmes to social changep. 62
Community Integration and Inclusionp. 75
Social marketingp. 79
Basic education status of Afghan refugees in Iranp. 94
Respecting difference in early childhood centres in Northern Irelandp. 108
Elitism, inclusion and the specialist schoolp. 122
Higher education and civic and community engagement in the UKp. 135
Curriculum Reformp. 147
Beyond borders: expanding the uses of work-based learningp. 151
Government policy and teacher education in Ghanap. 162
Transforming China's adult and continuing educationp. 175
An 'essential attributes' approach to curriculum reformp. 187
Reforming VET for social cohesionp. 204
Learning and Pedagogyp. 221
Transformative learning for a global societyp. 225
Postcolonial and post-critical 'global citizenship education'p. 238
Validation of non-formal and informal learning in Europep. 251
Transnational co-operation in learning support for disabled learnersp. 263
Vocational Educationp. 274
Conclusions and implicationsp. 287
Selected Bibliographyp. 299
Selected Resourcesp. 303
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9780826444097
ISBN-10: 0826444091
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 13th December 2010
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1