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Adult Learning Systems in Context

Richard Desjardins

Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is joint-editor of the European Journal of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems : Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...The development of Adult Learning Systems (ALS) in different nation-states has been a messy process subject to external and internal forces of social change. More recently, since the Second World War, modernization, globalization, the onset...

The rhetoric of experience and ‘The Importance of Teaching’

Tom Are Trippestad

Tom Are Trippestad is Professor of Education at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Learning Teaching from Experience : Multiple Perspectives and International Contexts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction In contemporary neoliberal discourse, education is interpreted as a key variable in the competition between nations as knowledge economies, with human capital theories rendering people as assets to be managed...

Agency and Rights in Youth (Australia)

Wendy Marie Cumming-Potvin

Wendy Marie Cumming-Potvin is an associate professor at Murdoch University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Agentive experiences of young people Aligned with a body of international research, Australian youth studies have taken a theoretical turn, highlighting diverse and holistic conceptions of agency that involve young people shaping...

Difference, Educational Equity and Social Justice in Canada: Critical Analyses

Education in North America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction This chapter critically engages the general intersections of schooling and social justice, and intends to highlight the positive contributions of difference in building educational equity and social well-being in Canada...

Child Poverty from a Capability Perspective

Agency and Participation in Childhood and Youth : International Applications of the Capability Approach in Schools and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction This chapter discusses the application of the capability approach (CA) to child poverty. First, the usual approach to measuring child poverty is explained. Most efforts to measure child poverty rely on data...

Characteristics of Effective Classroom Practice

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...To explore the importance of children’s Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL).To explore the importance of working in partnership to improve children’s outcomes.To discuss the relevance of pupil voice, play and participation...

As They See It: First Generation College Students and Photovoice

Understanding Experiences of First Generation University Students : Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Methodologies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Despite intense endeavors to promote educational change to affect student achievement, one voice, perhaps the most critical voice is sorely lacking … that of the students themselves. Rationale for the study This chapter uses the frame...

Transitions in Secondary Education (Canada)

Daniel H. Jarvis

Daniel H. Jarvis is professor of graduate and mathematics education in the Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University, Ontario, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on transitions in lower and upper secondary education Education in Canada is freely accessible and funded by federal, provincial, and local governments. Canada has ten provinces and three territories, and within these separate...

Inclusion and Marginalization in Childhood (Canada)

Wendy A. Crocker

Wendy A. Crocker is an assistant professor at Western University, Ontario, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on inclusion and marginalization Marginalization has been discussed across a variety of disciplines and texts. In his seminal work, Park (1928) described Marginalization as a “state of limbo between at least two cultural life...

Government, Policy and the Role of the State in Youth (Philippines)

Jose Jowel Canuday

Jose Jowel Canuday is an assistant professor at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Key legislation The Philippines has a large and relatively young population with a median age of about 24 (Worldometers 2018). About a fifth or 20.6 million of the country’s 106.6 million people fall within the government’s official...