Education and Social Integration

Comprehensive Schooling in Europe

Author: Susanne Wiborg

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403983718

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 1824

This book develops a comparative theory about why the Scandinavian countries developed absolute comprehensive education and why comprehensive education was never introduced in Germany and only partially in England.

Education and Social Integration

Comprehensive Schooling in Europe

Author: S. Wiborg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230622933

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 9475

This book traces national policies behind the efforts of integrating education systems in Europe. Based on a wide-ranging historical analysis, this book offers the first fully comparative explanation of the divergent development of comprehensive education in Europe.

Multilingualism, Education and Social Integration

Belgium, Europe, South Africa, Southern Africa

Author: Pol Cuvelier,Theo Du Plessis,Lut Teck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780627025488

Category: Language and education

Page: 210

View: 9590

This is a title for educationists, language planners and managers in education, researchers and students preparing for a career in education. Language in education policy is probably one of the most contested issues in multilingual countries.

Primary education and social integration

a study of ethnic stereotypes in the Ugandan basic text books for primary school English and social studies

Author: Cecilia Namulondo Nganda

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 183

View: 3399


Education and Social Cohesion

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287144430

Category: Education

Page: 71

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The Education Committee conducts a forum on topical issues each year. This forum discussed some of the education problems facing European societies today: rising illiteracy rates; school dropouts and inadequately prepared school leavers; declining confidence in schools and other institutions; unequal access to education; pockets of gender inequality. Suggested measures to counteract these problems included: public-private partnerships, involving the business community and industry with schools; emphasis on social development rather than economic growth; promoting citizenship participation through curricula and the learning environment; education systems providing moral and ethical education and lifelong learning.

Approaches to Educational and Social Inclusion

International perspectives on theory, policy and key challenges

Author: Gajendra K. Verma,Devorah Kalekin-Fishman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317204271

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 2791

In this insightful text, the editors reflect on contributions from scholars representing Bangladesh, Greece, India, Israel, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK and USA, by showing how the majority of educational and social institutions in both developed and developing countries have failed to overcome the many barriers to an effective integrated system of education, suggesting ways as to how these barriers might be challenged. By looking closely at the overt and covert injuries of educational and social exclusion, a variety of approaches to overcoming the consequences of those challenges is proposed, drawing together strands of social theory, research data and conceptualisations for social action.

Integration and Inequality in Educational Institutions

Author: Michael Windzio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400761198

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 471

This volume addresses questions that lie at the core of research into education. It examines the way in which the institutional embeddedness and the social and ethnic composition of students affect educational performance, skill formation, and behavioral outcomes. It discusses the manner in which educational institutions accomplish social integration. It poses the question of whether they can reduce social inequality, – or whether they even facilitate the transformation of heterogeneity into social inequality. Divided into five parts, the volume offers new insights into the many factors, processes and policies that affect performance levels and social inequality in educational institutions. It presents current empirical work on social processes in educational institutions and their outcomes. While its main focus is on the primary and secondary level of education and on occupational training, the book also presents analyses of institutional effects on transitions from vocational training into tertiary educational institutions in an interdisciplinary and internationally comparative approach.

Education and Social Change

Author: Len Barton,Stephen Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315413191

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 5090

This book, first published in 1985, argues that changes in the education system are closely bound up with wider social and political changes. It considers items within education such as developments in teacher assessment policy and changes in the control of education policy; and external items such as new directions in the management of the economy, of class relations and of the political system. Throughout, the book reflects a mood of growing frustration and anxiety shared by many teachers and educationalists which, the book argues, stems from a feeling that the education system is not being run as it should be. This title will be of interest to students of education and sociology.

Special Education and Social Interests (RLE Edu M)

Author: Len Barton,Sally Tomlinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136457461

Category: Education

Page: 4

View: 5254

Until this book was published, most writing on special education was about specific disabilities and how to cope with them. This book, however, considers the broader context, looking at many problems for the wider system that have arisen through integration of special education within it. The book is international and comparative in its focus and includes much North American material and work by North American researchers.

Gamification for Human Factors Integration: Social, Education, and Psychological Issues

Social, Education, and Psychological Issues

Author: Bishop, Jonathan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466650729

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 362

View: 3526

With the popularity and ease-of-access to internet technologies, especially social networking, a number of human-centered issues has developed including internet addiction and cyber bullying. In an effort to encourage positive behavior, it is believed that applying gaming principles to non-gaming environments through gamification can assist in improving human interaction online. Gamification for Human Factors Integration: Social, Educational, and Psychological Issues presents information and best practices for promoting positive behavior online through gamification applications in social, educational, and psychological contexts. Through up-to-date research and practical applications, educators, academicians, information technology professionals, and psychologists will gain valuable insight into human-internet interaction and a possible solution for improving the relationship between society and technology.

Integrating Service Learning and Multicultural Education in Colleges and Universities

Author: Carolyn R. O'Grady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135666636

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 4678

The focus of this book is on the ways in which service learning and multicultural education can and should be integrated so that each may be strengthened and consequently have greater effect on educational and social conditions. It offers a significant attempt to forge a dialogue among practitioners of service learning and multicultural education. The overriding theme is that service learning without a focused attention to the complexity of racial and cultural differences can reinforce the dominant cultural ideology, but academic work that seeks to deconstruct these norms without providing a community-based touchstone isolates students and schools from the realities of the larger communities of which they are part. Although the chapter authors provide varied perspectives on the benefits and challenges of integrating multicultural education and service learning, they all are committed to a vision of education that synthesizes both action and reflection. None of the authors pretend to have all the answers to what this integration should look like, nor do they believe that today's social problems are easily ameliorated through education. Rather, they share theories, practices, failures, and triumphs in order to further the conversation about the importance of aligning what educators say about the world and how they act in and on it. These authors share the view that multicultural education is truly transformative for students only when it includes a community action component, and likewise, service learning is truly a catalyst for change only when it is done from a multicultural and socially just perspective. It is their hope that the ideas explored in this book will further the work of those who share a commitment to the integration of action and reflection.

Learning, Work and Social Responsibility

Challenges for Lifelong Learning in a Global Age

Author: Karen Evans

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140209759X

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 5683

The concept of individual responsibility has taken on a signi?cance comparable to that of ‘choice’ in the global rise of neo-liberalism of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The rise of neo-liberalism is most often analysed through the lenses of theory, governmentality and societal structures. There has been a tendency for an- ysis to become overly abstract with the subjective experiences of the social actors missing dimensions in the literature. This book draws on more than 20 years of international research that has focused on the subjective experiences of people as actors in changing social landscapes. These landscapes are differently positioned politically, economically and socially, in relation to the rise of neo-liberalism. Comparisons enable the differences in people’s experiences to be located, explored and explained in relation to different soc- economic landscapes, thus throwing into relief the effects of neo-liberal policies where they are found. My approach is to create an extended dialogue between ideas and evidence, starting close to home, and then extending to speci?c international comparisons and to wider explorations of the central themes of the book: human agency and social responsibility. Finally, I return to social landscapes of Britain, to review the position and potential for social change in societies that exemplify what Sennett has termed ‘Anglo-American regimes’, in contrast to ‘Rhine regimes’ as exempli?ed by Germany.

Innovations in Teacher Education

A Social Constructivist Approach

Author: Clive Beck,Clare Kosnik

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791481840

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 9374

Presents key principles of teacher education and concrete examples from successful programs.

Misleading Trajectories

Integration Policies for Young Adults in Europe?

Author: Andreas Walther

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3663108082

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 4463

It is commonly acknowledged that the risk of social exclusion has increased over the last few decades and that young people in particular are one of the most vulnerable groups, especially if they have not yet achieved a stable so cial position. In this context a stable position is interpreted as having obtained a stable position within the labour market. Across Europe it has also become commonly acknowledged that policies have to do 'something' for young people as they represent the future of present societies. In fact, among politi cians and policy administrators there is a broadly shared myth that it is e nough doing 'anything' for young people. The thematic network 'Misleading Trajectories' which is documented in the following chapters was concerned with examining these myths and highlighting the traps of social exclusion that are inherent in policies focusing on youth transitions (school, vocational trai ning, careers advice, social security, labour market programmes). The net work was funded by the European Commission under the 4th Framework Programme for Research, Technology and Demonstration, under the strand "Targeted Socio-Economic Research" from 1998 to 2001. It involved teams from eight countries, which were Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. The network began from the observation that many policies on the local, regional, national and European level that are intended to 'lead' young adults' towards gainful employment, adult status and social integration, are in fact 'misleading'.

Education and Social Media

Toward a Digital Future

Author: Christine Greenhow,Julia Sonnevend,Colin Agur

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262034476

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 8475

How are widely popular social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram transforming how teachers teach, how kids learn, and the very foundations of education? What controversies surround the integration of social media in students' lives? The past decade has brought increased access to new media, and with this new opportunities and challenges for education. In this book, leading scholars from education, law, communications, sociology, and cultural studies explore the digital transformation now taking place in a variety of educational contexts. The contributors examine such topics as social media usage in schools, online youth communities, and distance learning in developing countries; the disruption of existing educational models of how knowledge is created and shared; privacy; accreditation; and the tension between the new ease of sharing and copyright laws. Case studies examine teaching media in K--12 schools and at universities; tuition-free, open education powered by social media, as practiced by the University of the People; new financial models for higher education; the benefits and challenges of MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses); social media and teacher education; and the civic and individual advantages of teens' participatory play. ContributorsColin Agur, Jack M. Balkin, Valerie Belair-Gagnon, danah boyd, Nicholas Bramble, David Buckingham, Chris Dede, Benjamin Gleason, Christine Greenhow, Daniel J. H. Greenwood, Jiahang Li, Yite John Lu, Minhtuyen Mai, John Palfrey, Ri Pierce-Grove, Adam Poppe, Shai Reshef, Julia Sonnevend, Mark Warschauer