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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

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...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...

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

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...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...

Transforming Civics and Conflict

Bassel Akar

Bassel Akar is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at the Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Citizenship Education in Conflict-Affected Areas : Lebanon and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The provisions of citizenship education through a prescribed civics curriculum coupled with a dominant pedagogical culture of knowledge transference tested by accuracy of recall undermine any aims of formal schooling for active citizenship....

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

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...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...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Primary Education (Kenya)

Charles Makori Omoke

Charles Makori Omoke is a senior lecturer at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on special education needs and disabilities In Kenya, National Policy supports inclusive education consistent with the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). However, educating children with special...

Transitions in Secondary Education (Turkey)

Sinan Erten

Sinan Erten is a professor at Hacettepe University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Nature of transitions The Turkish national education system is formed of four consecutive stages: preschool, elementary and middle school, high school, and university. The Ministry of National Education’s (MoNE) primary goal requires...

Effective Learning for Active Citizenship

Bassel Akar

Bassel Akar is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at the Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Citizenship Education in Conflict-Affected Areas : Lebanon and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Classroom pedagogies empower children to be collaborative, responsible and critically reflective citizens. Other approaches to learning and teaching disable children into oppression by treating them as stationary receptacles that store...

Education Policy for Agency and Participation

Mario Biggeri

Mario Biggeri is Associate Professor of Development Economics at the University of Florence, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Introduction Children and young people are too often excluded, in a sort of age-bias, from participation processes and collective deliberative choices. In this chapter, the capability approach is applied to rethink...

Conclusion: Beyond Listening to First Generation Students

Amani Bell and

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Lorri J. Santamaría

Lorri J. Santamaría is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is an expert in culturally responsive education and the impact of cultural and linguistic diversity on the field of educational leadership. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction A recent book on widening participation states: It remains the case that in the global north and south a student’s gender, ethnicity and social class position will determine whether they can access higher education...

Implications and Concluding Thoughts

Monisha Bajaj

Monisha Bajaj is Associate Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco, USA, where she directs Human Rights Education MA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Schooling for Social Change : The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India

Continuum, 2011

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...“Education” is such a full development of human personality as to endow human beings with the power to resist the colonization of the mind by state, civil society, intergovernmental regimes and multinationals. . . . In this image, human...