Innovations in Lifelong Learning: Critical perspectives on diversity, participation and vocational learning by Sue JacksonInnovations in Lifelong Learning: Critical perspectives on diversity, participation and vocational learning by Sue Jackson

Innovations in Lifelong Learning: Critical perspectives on diversity, participation and vocational…

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Paperback | December 1, 2011

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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 Learningengages 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.

Sue Jacksonis a Professor of Lifelong Learning and Gender and Director of Birkbeck Institute for Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck, University of London, UK.
Title:Innovations in Lifelong Learning: Critical perspectives on diversity, participation and vocational…Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415548799

ISBN - 13:9780415548793

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Table of Contents

Section I: Learning Communities IntroductionSue Jackson  1. Toward Inclusive EducationShibao Guo and Zenobia Jamal 2. Informal Community Learning in Traditional AfricaMejai Avoseh 3. Beyond the Home: Informal Learning and Community Participation for Older WomenJan Etienne and Sue Jackson 4. Men's Informal Learning and Wellbeing Beyond the WorkplaceBarry Golding ConclusionsSue Jackson Section II: Participation and Non-Participation IntroductionSue Jackson 5. Women, Learning and Equity PatriciaA. Gouthro 6. A Field of Flowers and Broken GlassLisa M. Baumgartner and Juanita Johnson-Bailey 7. Senior Learners and the UniversityKeith Percy and Fiona Frank 8. Counting me in and Getting OnYvonne Hillier Section III: Access and Equity in Aotearoa/New Zealand IntroductionSue Jackson 9. Access and Equity in Aotearoa /New ZealandGemma Piercy 10. Changing Power Relations in Work Based LearningJon Talbot 11. Women of the DiasporaMary V Alfred 12. Developing Capacity in WorkersJacqueline McManus ConclusionsSue Jackson Conclusions: So Where are the Innovations in Lifelong Learning?Sue Jackson

Editorial Reviews

'The book has a wealth of material in it and deserves to be read widely; it is well produced with a useful index.' - Alan Rogers, International Review of Education 2012