Social Capital Lifelong Learning and the Management of Place

Author: Michael Osborne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134089503
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With contributions from around the world, this book brings together inter-related research from three fields: social capital, place management and lifelong learning regions. Providing valuable insight into the management of place and the development of learning at a regional level, the book presents international research that underpins the development and implementation of policies and practices that improve the quality of living and working circumstances at both local and regional levels. International in scope and at the cutting edge of research into this growing field that links lifelong learning to place, the book will appeal both to academics undertaking research in this burgeoning field and to those involved in lifelong learning at local, national and international level.

The Concepts and Practices of Lifelong Learning

Author: Brenda Morgan-Klein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134088310
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This textbook gives a wide-ranging, research-informed introduction to issues in lifelong learning across a variety of educational settings and practices. Its very accessible approach is multi-disciplinary drawing on sociology and psychology in particular. In addition, issues are discussed within an international context. While there has been a proliferation of texts focussing on particular areas of practice such as higher education, there is little in the way of a broad overview. Chapters one to four introduce various conceptions of lifelong learning, the factors that impinge on learning through the life course, and the social and the economic rationale for lifelong learning. Chapters five-ten consider the varied sites of lifelong learning, from the micro to macro (from the home to the region to the virtual). Chapter eleven draws the strands together in the context of turbulence and continuing transition in personal and work roles, and against the background of future technological development. This timely overview will be relevant to education and training professionals, education studies students and the general reader.

The Pedagogy of Lifelong Learning

Author: Michael Osborne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134095317
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Presenting a snapshot of contemporary international research into the pedagogy of lifelong learning and teaching, this book focuses on a wide range of issues related to lifelong learning, including higher education, community-based learning and literacy practices in continuing education. It highlights the fact that the wide-ranging conclusions they draw have vital implications for this rapidly changing field. The book reviews the emerging issues from researching teaching and learning in different post-school contexts - an issue which has grown in research importance around the world in recent years - with the concern both to widen participation and improve student attainment. Examining empirically, methodologically and theoretically contemporary research in teaching and learning in diverse contexts, it focuses on three main areas: learning careers and identities; pedagogy and learning cultures and learning beyond institutions.

A New Imperative

Author: Chris Duke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526110490
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At a time in history when global challenges are becoming more intractable and threatening, it makes sense to draw on the specialist expertise of our universities. Much of government interest in doing so has typically focused on the major research institutions with their records of new discovery and invention. However, there is extensive evidence that the greatest opportunities are at regional level. Despite globalisation, regions are becoming more and more important as sites of identity and policy intervention. Regions can take their futures into their own hands, and their local universities are a crucial resource of expertise to support these initiatives. However, there have been significant barriers to effective cooperation between universities and their regional authorities. This book provides an analysis of these circumstances and draws on an international research project to point academics, policy makers and practitioners in the right direction. It provides extensive evidence from this project to support its argument.

International Perspectives on Lifelong Learning

Author: Hans Georg Schütze
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335210039
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Lifelong learning is now high on most governments' policy agendas. But how much progress has been made in developing lifelong learning over the past thirty years, and what are the current challenges to policy-makers? This book draws upon an exceptional range of authoritative academics and policy analysts to address international policy research in the field of lifelong learning. It is broad in its scope, in its conceptions of lifelong learning, its sources of evidence, and the range of issues covered. These include globalization, social capital, organizational learning, adult literacy and educational policy-making over the last three decades. It tackles themes central to the international debate about education and the knowledge society, and provides hard-nosed analysis of trend and models of policy and practice in different OECD countries. It clarifies the current issues and sets a future global agenda for lifelong learning in the knowledge society. "I hope politicians, education managers and all those concerned with lifelong learning across the world will read this book and reflect on its findings." (Tessa Blackstone, Minister of State for Education and Employment, UK, 1997-2001)

Building Stronger Communities

Author: Lesley Doyle
Publisher: National Inst of Adult Continuing
ISBN: 9781862013452
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Governments at all levels all over the world are committed to strengthening communities â?? that is, improving neighbourliness, mutual support and economic activity in the largest cities and the smallest rural settlements. In this book, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from Europe, the USA and Australia demonstrate, in a wide variety of settings, how they have developed new initiatives to strengthen communities, concentrating particularly on the role of education and training.

Digital Cities III Information Technologies for Social Capital Cross cultural Perspectives

Author: Peter van den Besselaar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540253319
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Digital cities constitutes a multidisciplinary field of research and development, where researchers, designers and developers of communityware interact and collaborate with social scientists studying the use and effects of these kinds of infrastructures and systems in their local application context. The field is rather young. After the diffusion of ICT in the world of organizations and companies, ICT entered everyday life. And this also influenced ICT research and development. The 1998 Workshop on Communityware and Social Interaction in Kyoto was an early meeting in which this emerging field was discussed. After that, two subsequent Digital Cities workshops were organized in Kyoto, and a third one in Amsterdam. This book is the result of the 3rd Workshop on Digital Cities, which took place September 18–19, 2003 in Amsterdam, in conjunction with the 1st Communities and Technologies Conference. Most of the papers were presented at this workshop, and were revised thoroughly afterwards. Also the case studies of digital cities in Asia, the US, and Europe, included in Part I, were direct offsprings of the Digital Cities Workshops. Together the papers in this volume give an interesting state-of-the-art overview of the field. In total 54 authors from the Americas, from Asia, and from Europe were contributed to this volume. The authors come from Brazil (two), the USA (eleven), China (three), Japan (fourteen), Finland (two), Germany (two), Italy (three), Portugal (two), the Netherlands (eight), and the UK (seven), indicating the international nature of the research field.

Innovations in Lifelong Learning

Author: Sue Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136846921
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This book opens up ways to engage critically with what counts as innovatory practice in lifelong learning today, locating its discussion of innovations in lifelong learning within an international and comparative framework. Innovations in Lifelong Learning engages first hand with issues and concerns from around the globe, offering an international perspective on current trends through its range of contributions from across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. The broad focus allows for diverse information on the nature of these changes to come together under an assortment of empirical, theoretical and methodological approaches. The book takes three key elements of lifelong learning: learning communities participation and non-participation work-based learning and learning through work. It links these with themes on diversity, social justice and economic and global development so as to negotiate and re-negotiate the constant importance of innovation with employers, learners and educational institutions. All those working in the broad arena of lifelong learning will benefit from this comprehensive examination of current debates in the field, including policy-makers, researchers, teachers, lecturers, educational managers and employers engaged with work-based learning.

Education Work and Social Capital

Author: Christopher Winch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134629192
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This book provides an integrated treatment of the relationship between political economy and vocational education at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Approaching the subject from a philosophical perspective the author engages with debates about * the work-related aims of education * the moral and spiritual significance of work * the conceptualisation of political economy * high-skill economies and vocational education * the 'end of work' thesis * the relationship between education and training in vocational education * future work patterns * the educational consequences of the economic theories of influential economists such as Smith, Mill, Marx, Marshall and Keynes. This is an essential and ground-breaking study for academics and students of business studies, economics, political economy, and the sociology of work. It will equally be of interest to policy makers concerned with the future development of vocational education and training.