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Living In A Learning Society

Author : Ari Antikainen
ISBN : 9781136366123
Genre : Education
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This text discusses the meaning of education through an examination of life paths, identities and significant learning experiences. Looking at education over three generations of war and scant education; of structural change and increasing educational opportunities; and of social well-being and wide educational choice the book examines a variety of questions.; The book demonstrates how the synthesis of social and cultural interpretations of education forms four groups: resource, status, conformity and individualism. The implications to education policy in late-modern or postmodern society are also discussed.

Lessons From History Of Education

Author : Richard Aldrich
ISBN : 0415358922
Genre : Education
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14 of Richard Aldrich's key writings. Click on the link below to access this e-book. Please note that you may require an Athens account.

Transforming A Learning Society

Author : Ari Antikainen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114570992
Genre : Education
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What underlies the Finnish success in international comparisons of education? The Nordic strategy for building up high quality and equality in education has beeen based on constructing a publicly funded comprehensive school system without selecting, tracking or streaming students during their basic education until the age of 16. This book consists of a rich and stimulating collection of articles dealing with educational institutions, education policy and life histories of learners in a swiftly changing Nordic society. Educational contexts covered range from comprehensive school and special education to higher education and lifelong learning. The articles can be read as studies on the extent and form of the realization of a Finnish learning society within global, Nordic and national parameters. In part I, the development of Finnish educational institutions and education policy in recent decades is studied from different major perspectives. Phases of the comprehensive education system, a shift in moral education, representations of educability and the realization of lifelong learning are studied and discussed. In part II a few very interesting examples of educational innovations are described and analysed. The sample ranges from the "physical learning objects which can improve soical skills" in special education or the use of ICT in special education and in a local community to the regional engagement of universities, the finnish adult education and training initiative to multicultural education. Part III: A knowledge-based economy and the creation of education and learning opportunities for all people can be defined as major necessary conditions for the attainment of a learning society. In this part the place and meaning of education and learning in life history and in everyday life of people from various backgrounds and dispositions are investigated.

Learning To Labour In Post Soviet Russia

Author : Charles Walker
ISBN : 9781136873614
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book explores the changing nature of growing-up working-class in post-Soviet Russia in a time of economic reform. Based on extensive research, it analyses the strategies of contemporary vocational education graduates and highlights their significance for wider processes of social change and social stratification in post-Soviet Russia.

International Handbook Of Research On Environmental Education

Author : Michael Brody
ISBN : 9780415892384
Genre : EDUCATION
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The environment and contested notions of sustainability are increasingly topics of public interest, political debate, and legislation across the world. Environmental education journals now publish research from a wide variety of methodological traditions that show linkages between the environment, health, development, and education. The growth in scholarship makes this an opportune time to review and synthesize the knowledge base of the environmental education (EE) field. The purpose of this 51-chapter handbook is not only to illuminate the most important concepts, findings and theories that have been developed by EE research, but also to critically examine the historical progression of the field, its current debates and controversies, what is still missing from the EE research agenda, and where that agenda might be headed. Published for the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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American Book Publishing Record

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Genre : American literature
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Eudised European Educational Research Yearbook

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Genre : Education
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Education Globalization And Social Change

Author : Hugh Lauder
ISBN : 0199272530
Genre : Education
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Education is seen as central to economic competitiveness, the reduction of poverty and inequality, and environmental sustainability. The editors have selected key writings that examine the social and economic limits- and possibilities of-education in addressing these fundamental problems. This new reader establishes the field of sociology of education with a particular focus on papers that analyse the nature and extent of globalization in education. A general introduction presents the keyconcepts in the sociology of education, and outlines the major theories and debates, especially in relation to globalization. Each section is accompanied by a part opener explaining and contextualizing the readings within a larger educational and sociological context.

The Narrative Construction Of Identities In Critical Education

Author : A. Archakis
ISBN : 9781137264992
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Based on approaches from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, this study proposes an analytical model focusing on the linguistic and discursive means narrators use to construct a variety of identities in everyday stories. This model is further exploited in language teaching to cultivate students' cultural sensitivity and critical literacy.

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