Education and social change : connecting local and global perspectives
- London ; New York : Continuum, c2010.
- Physical description
- xviii, 314 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LC192 .E38 2010
- Unknown LC192 .E38 2010
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -302) and index.
- Dedications-- Acknowledgements-- Foreword-- Notes on the Contributors-- Introduction-- Part I. The Global Policy Context-- 1. Lessons from International and Comparative Education David Bainton and Michael Crossley-- 2. Education for All: A freedom-based approach James Stanfield-- 3. Women's Education in the Developing World Mairead Dunne-- 4. Self-assessment in the Further Education College of a Small State Gary Jones, Edward Sallis and Peter Hubert-- 5. The Contribution of European Programmes to Social Change Simone Kirpal-- Part II. Community Integration and Inclusion-- 6. Social Marketing Chahid Fourali-- 7. Basic Education Status of Afghan Refugees in Iran Maryam Danaye Tousi and Alireza Kiamanesh-- 8. Respecting Difference in Early Childhood Centres in Northern Ireland Siobhan Fitzpatrick-- 9. Elitism, Inclusion and the Specialist School Carla Solvason-- 10. Higher Education and Civic and Community Engagement in the UK John Annette-- Part III. Curriculum Reform-- 11. Beyond Borders: Expanding the uses of work based learning Elda Nikolou-Walker and Lynn Fee-- 12. Government Policy and Teacher Education in Ghana Kwame Akyeampong-- 13. Transforming China's Adult and Continuing Education Ning Rong Liu-- 14. An 'Essential Attributes' Approach to Curriculum Reform Francis Murphy-- 15. Reforming VET for Social Cohesion George K Zarifis-- Part IV. Learning and Pedagogy-- 16. Transformative Learning for a Global Society Doug Bourn and Sally Issler-- 17. Post-colonial and Post-critical 'Global Citizenship Education' Vanessa Andreotti-- 18. Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning in Europe Manuel Souto-Otero-- 19. Transnational Cooperation in Learning Support for Disabled Learners Val Chapman-- 20. Vocational Education Erica Smith and Andy Smith-- Conclusions and Implications-- Selected Bibliography-- Selected Resources-- Author Index-- Subject Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- 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.
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- edited by Geoffrey Elliott, Chahid Fourali and Sally Issler.