Education and Work in Great Britain Germany and Italy

Author: Annette Jobert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134687338
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This volume examines the multiple connections between education, broadly defined, and work, through an analysis of the literature on the transition from school to work, on vocational training and on the labour market. It shows that concepts such as skill, unemployment rates, young people and the transition from school to work are socially constructed and are thought about in ways which are nationally specific. This book is essential reading for students of European training systems and for those conducting comparative European research.

Philosophical Discussion in Moral Education

Author: Tim Sprod
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134578598
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In recent years there has been an increase in the number of calls for moral education to receive greater public attention. In our pluralist society, however, it is difficult to find agreement on what exactly moral education requires. Philosophical Discussion in Moral Education develops a detailed philosophical defence of the claim that teachers should engage students in ethical discussions to promote moral competence and strengthen moral character. Paying particular attention to the teacher's role, this book highlights the justification for, and methods of, creating a classroom community of ethical inquiry.

Philosophy of Education in the Era of Globalization

Author: Yvonne Raley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135227373
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Terrorism, ethnocentrism, religious tension, competition over limited resources, war - these are just a few of the problems and challenges that have emerged in today's global economy. Globalization both implies and requires economic interdependence; and this should bring with it a heightened sense of the interconnectedness of the participating societies. But unfortunately, as recent events indicate, rather than our having formed a global community, today's society is more fragmented than ever. In light of this, education faces some formidable new challenges. How do we prepare future citizens for the world they will live in? How do we teach future generations to embrace the paradox of accepting the value of multiculturalism despite the conflicts it has produced? How do we instill religious tolerance in a time when fundamentalism has become inextricably tied with terrorism? How do we promote economic growth in the face of overpopulation and its depletion of resources? The authors of this collection of essays explore these and related challenges, and they suggest some novel ways of dealing with them.

Text Discourse and Corpora

Author: Michael Hoey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826491723
Format: PDF
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Corpus linguistics is often regarded as a methodology in its own right. This book includes coverage of the lexical priming theory, parole-linguistics, a four-part model of language system and language use, and the concept of local textual functions. It illustrates the theoretical arguments.