Summary Book Review Inquiry into the Future of Lifelong Learning in the UK by Peter Jarvis:
Download or read book Inquiry into the Future of Lifelong Learning in the UK written by Peter Jarvis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-11 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers a comprehensive international response to the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE)’s inquiry into the future of lifelong learning in the UK. The book focuses upon some of the main themes of the inquiry, and analyses them from very broad perspectives undertaken by some of the world’s leading scholars. It provides an excellent introduction to significant debates about lifelong learning such as ecology, migration, morality, happiness and poverty. Each chapter raises issues of policy and practice, with clear areas of discussion, thus assisting readers in truly engaging with the issues. The final chapter contains a response by Tom Schuller, one of the NIACE’s inquiry authors. This book is essential reading for students of lifelong learning, especially educational policy makers. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.
Summary Book Review Learning Through Life by Tom Schuller:
Download or read book Learning Through Life written by Tom Schuller and published by National Inst of Adult Continuing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learning Through Life is the definitive report into the future for lifelong learning in the UK. Essential reading for everyone with a personal or professional interest in the social and economic trends shaping tomorrow's world, it provides a comprehensive vision for the future of lifelong learning. For government, employers, civil society, the lifelong learning sector, broadcasters, researchers and the international community the report provides unique insights and recommendations guaranteed to generate debate across all areas of social policy. Sponsored by NIACE (the National institute of Adult Continuing Education) this is the main report from the independent Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning and presents: the first authoritative and coherent strategic framework for lifelong learning in the UK for the next 10-15 years; an overview of the current state of learning in the UK; and radical recommendations for long term change. Support for Learning Through Life: ""Learning Through Life is a wonderful contribution to the scholarly and policy literature on life-long learning. Not only does it bring together cutting edge thinking about life-long learning from a sociological and human development perspective but also it offers creative policies and programs to make life-long learning a reality. Although it's written for a UK audience, it's applicable to an American audience as well, and I recommend it highly to scholars and policymakers in both the UK and U.S. who care about the future of the capacities of citizens"" (Dr Fay Lomax Cook, Director, Institute for Policy Research, Professor of Human Development & Social Policy, Northwestern University, Illinois). "The strength of this report is the fact that it recognises all of the strands that make up lifelong learning: in the community, in educational institutions, and of course through the workplace. Crucially, it identifies the major changes taking place in our society and the challenges they bring in maintaining functioning communities, and active and effective citizens" (Rt Hon David Blunkett MP). ""Learning Through Life by Tom Schuller and David Watson is a fundamental and convincing report about the necessity to finally take the implementation of Lifelong Learning seriously. The analysis and data in the report helps the reader to understand the limits of our present learning and educational models, based on the principle of learning early on for later life, and the enormous potential in economic, social, cultural, and individual terms of learning through life. The recommendations in the report on how to move forward are based upon the UK situation but they are highly relevant for all OECD countries and many new emerging economies on the global scene. It will be very difficult for the political community during the coming decade to ignore the recommendations in this report"" (Jarl Bengtsson, former head of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation at OECD).
Summary Book Review Lifelong Learning in the UK by Anne O'Grady:
Download or read book Lifelong Learning in the UK written by Anne O'Grady and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-06-03 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written specifically for Education Studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to lifelong learning and the impact it has on all areas of society. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, it explores what lifelong learning is, where learning can and does take place and who is accessing it. Offering a clear overview of the different strands to lifelong learning, the book examines the concept of lifelong learning drawing on key policy initiatives and strategies. Each section outlines the types of individuals who are most likely to access lifelong learning within and across these strands including, for example, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, unemployed adults, carers and guardians, older age-groups and returning learners. Chapters cover: adult and community learning; higher education; further education; work-based learning; prison and probation learning. Including supporting tasks and reflection activities, this textbook will give students a broad understanding of lifelong learning and its role in supporting adults throughout their life both socially and economically. Lifelong Learning in the UK is an essential introductory text for students on undergraduate courses in Education Studies.
Summary Book Review Inquiry into the Future of Lifelong Learning in the UK by Peter Jarvis:
Download or read book Inquiry into the Future of Lifelong Learning in the UK written by Peter Jarvis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-11 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers a comprehensive international response to the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE)’s inquiry into the future of lifelong learning in the UK. The book focuses upon some of the main themes of the inquiry, and analyses them from very broad perspectives undertaken by some of the world’s leading scholars. It provides an excellent introduction to significant debates about lifelong learning such as ecology, migration, morality, happiness and poverty. Each chapter raises issues of policy and practice, with clear areas of discussion, thus assisting readers in truly engaging with the issues. The final chapter contains a response by Tom Schuller, one of the NIACE’s inquiry authors. This book is essential reading for students of lifelong learning, especially educational policy makers. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.
Summary Book Review Challenges and Inequalities in Lifelong Learning and Social Justice by Susan Jackson:
Download or read book Challenges and Inequalities in Lifelong Learning and Social Justice written by Susan Jackson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-10-29 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The connections and interactions of lifelong learning and social justice are complex and contested. Both are seen as a means to unconditional good, with little account taken of the inequalities and equalities located in constructions of power. This book develops critical ways to engage with international debates about lifelong learning and social justice through a range of competing and contested definitions, setting out some of the complexities and challenges of linking the two concepts. In particular, it engages in debates about the equalities and inequalities of learner identities, displacement and place. Its chapters consider those marginalised in complex and multiple ways, including gender, social class, ethnicity, age and migration. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.
Summary Book Review Learning and Research in Virtual Worlds by Jeremy Hunsinger:
Download or read book Learning and Research in Virtual Worlds written by Jeremy Hunsinger and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 10 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Virtual worlds are places where humans interact, and as such they can be environments for research and learning. However, they are complex and mutable in ways that more controlled and traditional environments are not. Although computer-mediated, virtual worlds are multifaceted social systems like the offline world, and choosing to study virtual world phenomena demands as much consideration for the participants, the environment and the researcher as offline. By exploring virtual worlds as places of research and learning, the international practitioners in this book demonstrate the power of these worlds to replicate and extend our arenas of research and learning. They focus on process and outcomes and consider questions that arise from engaging in teaching and research in these spaces, including new approaches to research ethics, internationalization, localization, and collaboration in virtual worlds. This book was originally published as a special issue of Learning, Media & Technology.
Summary Book Review Active Ageing, Active Learning by Gillian Boulton-Lewis:
Download or read book Active Ageing, Active Learning written by Gillian Boulton-Lewis and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2011-09-15 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is concerned with the general issues of ageing, learning and education for the elderly and then with the more specific issues of why, how and what elders want to learn. This monograph consists of 10 chapters written by various internationally renowned researchers and scholar-practitioners in the field.
Summary Book Review Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education by Margaret Gregson:
Download or read book Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education written by Margaret Gregson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-02-26 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education is a unique portable library of exceptional readings drawing together seminal extracts and contemporary literature from international sources from books and journals to support both initial study and extended career-long professionalism for further, adult and vocational education practitioners. Introductions to each reading highlight the key issues explored and explain the status of classic works. This book, along with the core text and associated website, draw upon the work of Andrew Pollard, former Director of the TLRP, and the work of many years of accumulated understanding of generations of further, adult and vocational professionals. Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education, the core text, Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education, and the website, provide a fully integrated set of resources promoting the expertise of further, adult and vocational professionals. The associated website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings and advice on further readings. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice. This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education.
Summary Book Review Theories in Adult Learning and Education by Paul Bélanger:
Download or read book Theories in Adult Learning and Education written by Paul Bélanger and published by Verlag Barbara Budrich. This book was released on 2011-02-09 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adult Learning and Education The graduate student guide in adult education explores theories of adult learning and adult education participation. It provides a frame of reference for understanding the development of a rapidly evolving field and for enhancing knowledge and competencies in this professional domain. The publication is divided into two sections: a section on adult learning theories and a section on adult education participation theories. If Adult Learning and Education (ALE) is now a recognised professional field, the theoretical perspectives, underlying practices and policies draw on a variety of academic disciplines. Various theories of learning and of adult education participation shape the practice and the “engineering” of adult learning. In the first section, this study guide provides a review of the most important learning theories, including behaviourist, cognitive, and constructivist approaches, their modern development, as well as specific developments in adult education theory. The second section examines the psychological and sociological theoretical backgrounds of adult education participation in order to understand the factors at work in participation patterns along the adult life course and between different social contexts. Observing the relativity of social reproduction allows to identify the conditions and variables that need to be addressed in order to alter prevailing trends.
Summary Book Review The Student's Companion to Social Policy by Pete Alcock:
Download or read book The Student's Companion to Social Policy written by Pete Alcock and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-11-01 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fourth edition of The Student's Companion to Social Policy maintains the text's inimitable and best-selling approach. Written by a wide range of experts in the field, it has been extensively updated and revised to take account of recent developments and debates and changing political and economic configurations. Includes an additional five chapter section on the key themes and issues in the development of social policy in the UK since the nineteenth century New to this edition are chapters addressing emergent areas in the discipline, new illustrative material, problem-centred review questions, and a dedicated website Provides students with a ‘Companion' which is so comprehensive that it can be used throughout their undergraduate and/or postgraduate studies Meets the needs both of those specializing in social policy or policy-related occupations and the wide range of students studying it as part of other programmes Enhanced by a website available at www.wiley.com/go/alcock4e, featuring student resources including chapter overviews, study questions, videos, resource guides, and more
Summary Book Review Biographie und Gesellschaft by Heidrun Herzberg:
Download or read book Biographie und Gesellschaft written by Heidrun Herzberg and published by Campus Verlag. This book was released on 2011-09 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: International bekannte Autorinnen und Autoren loten die Potenziale der Biographieforschung für die Untersuchung des Ineinandergreifens von Individuum und Gesellschaft aus und wenden sich gegen populäre zeitdiagnostische Aussagen zum »Modernen Selbst«.
Summary Book Review Policies, Politics and the Future of Lifelong Learning by Ann Hodgson:
Download or read book Policies, Politics and the Future of Lifelong Learning written by Ann Hodgson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-16 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text focuses on the political context of lifelong learning. It addresses the background, European and policy elements of lifelong learning, as well as providing a detailed consideration of the linkage of educational and political issues in this subject.
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Summary Book Review Research and Development in Adult Education by Esther Oliver:
Download or read book Research and Development in Adult Education written by Esther Oliver and published by Verlag Barbara Budrich. This book was released on 2010-09-15 with total page 135 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The importance of adult education is growing steadily— be it in relation with migration, matters of inclus - ion, the work place etc. Thus, this international perspective on the most important research issues in adult education is a wealth of knowledge for anyone related to this field. The book is composed as a text book and thus, provides didactic material for discussion and further exploration of research in the field of AE from an international perspective. From the Contents: EU policy in Education and AE: links with Research opportunities on the field Support for Research in Adult Education in the European Union Main areas of Research in AE at the International level · Research on Migration. · Research on Inclusion, Access and Participation · Professionals, Assessment and Counselling · Learning in the Workplace International organisations and networks with influence to Adult Education
Summary Book Review Women’s Contribution to Higher Education and Social Transformation by Lucy A. Wakiaga:
Download or read book Women’s Contribution to Higher Education and Social Transformation written by Lucy A. Wakiaga and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-06-17 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides deep insights about women in higher education and their contributions to society. Using Kenya as a case study, it places women in higher education at the center of the socioeconomic, political and cultural discourse both within and outside the higher education institution. It is notable that even with the progress made, both in Kenya and globally, gender considerations in social, economic, political and cultural spheres is still minimal. In higher education, gender imbalance is still distinct in varied areas such as career advancement, leadership, mentorship, and scholarship opportunities. In society, women’s efforts still seem to go unnoticed. The aim of these chapters, therefore, is to share women’s research in higher education and in society especially innovative policy and practice concepts, all aimed at contributing to social transformation.
Summary Book Review The Troika of Adult Learners, Lifelong Learning, and Mathematics by Katherine Safford-Ramus:
Download or read book The Troika of Adult Learners, Lifelong Learning, and Mathematics written by Katherine Safford-Ramus and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-05-02 with total page 41 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a synopsis of six emerging themes in adult mathematics/numeracy and a critical discussion of recent developments in terms of policies, provisions, and the emerging challenges, paradoxes and tensions. It also offers an extensive review of the literature adult mathematics education. Why do adults want to learn mathematics? Did they enjoy mathematics at school so much that they want to continue? NO! Most of these adults have to learn mathematics because it is part of a formal qualification they need, because their job demands the ability to apply mathematics, or because they need basic numeracy in their daily lives. Lastly, the authors discuss five potential strategies to promote lifelong learning of mathematics among adult learners.
Summary Book Review The SAGE Handbook of Special Education by Lani Florian:
Download or read book The SAGE Handbook of Special Education written by Lani Florian and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2013-12-14 with total page 1040 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second edition of The SAGE Handbook of Special Education provides a comprehensive overview of special education, offering a wide range of views on key issues from all over the world. The contributors bring together up-to-date theory, research and innovations in practice, with an emphasis on future directions for the role of special education in a global context of inclusion. This brand new edition features: " New chapters on families, interagency collaboration and issues of lifelong learning " The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities " Policy reform proposals " Equity and social justice in education " The impact of new thinking on assessment " Issues and developments in classification " The preparation and qualifications that teachers need The Handbook's breadth, clarity and academic rigour will make it essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students, and also for practitioners, teachers, school managers and administrators.
Summary Book Review The Learning Adult by John Holford:
Download or read book The Learning Adult written by John Holford and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-20 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Peter Jarvis is a towering figure in adult and lifelong education and a leading and original theorist of learning. This book explores the breadth and significance of his work. Sixteen chapters by leading international scholars explain and engage critically with his theorisation of learning, and with his extensive writings on the sociology, politics, ethics and history of adult education, and on professional education, lifelong learning and the learning society. The authors discuss his ideas, their influence and origins. They cover his contribution to learning theory, the recurring ethical themes in his writing, and the implications of his work for areas such as the education of migrants. They explore his global engagement as a scholar not only in different areas of lifelong education, but across the world: much-travelled, Peter Jarvis has supported the growth of adult education as a humane profession – as well as a field of study – in Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Australasia, as well as Europe. They also address the intense humanism of his work, which has been continually informed by theological and ethical concerns: though he taught for three decades at the University of Surrey, where he was Head of the Department of Educational Studies and is now Emeritus Professor, he has been a Minister of the Methodist Church for over half a century. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.