Access to Education in Europe

A Framework and Agenda for System Change

Author: Paul Downes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9401787956

Category: Education

Page: 267

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This book identifies key elements of an international framework to develop systems-level change to promote access to education, including higher education, for socio-economically marginalized groups. It is based on interviews with senior government officials and senior management in universities, non formal education and prisons across 12 countries in Europe. The book identifies systemic obstacles to and opportunities for promotion of access to education for socio-economically excluded groups that are issues transferable to other countries’ contexts. It adopts a systemic focus on access across a range of domains of education, both formal higher education and non-formal education, as well as prison education. Through a focus on a more dynamic structuralist systems framework it develops an innovative post-Bronfenbrennerian view of system levels in lifespan developmental and educational psychology. It also develops an international agenda for reform in relation to these various system levels for access to education for socio-economically marginalized groups, through extraction of key structural indicators to evaluate reform progress in a transparent, culturally sensitive manner. The book identifies current gaps and strengths in policy, practice and structures that impact upon access to education, including higher education, across a range of countries. These gaps and strengths are illustrative and are to inform a strategic approach to system level change and development for the promotion of access to education for socio-economically marginalized groups in Europe and beyond. “Too many educational practices entrench social exclusion: it is an urgent priority across Europe that social justice policies are implemented for the inclusion of marginalised groups. Paul Downes' analysis of these issues is timely. His conclusions are considered and practical: this book is a valuable and constructive resource for practitioners, academics and the policy community.” Professor Alistair Ross, Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor of Citizenship Education in Europe, Emeritus Professor of Education, Institute for Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University
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Access to Education for the Poor in Europe and Central Asia

Preliminary Evidence and Policy Implications

Author: Nancy Vandycke

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821349656

Category: Education

Page: 44

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This paper focuses on the long-term benefits of education. It also examines the supply of education, the short-term incentives to invest in education for the poor, and draws on the policy implications. This paper also stresses the need to study further the determinants of school enrollment among the poor.
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Widening Access to Education as Social Justice

Essays in Honor of Michael Omolewa

Author: Akpovire Oduaran,Harbans S. Bhola

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402043244

Category: Education

Page: 490

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Among the greatest challenges of the twenty-first century is that of providing adequate educational opportunities to all citizens of the globe. This anthology – a tribute to the life and work of the Nigerian educationist Michael A. Omolewa – discusses the educational dimensions of social justice, reviews approaches to widening access, analyzes case studies from around the world, and considers future directions in education policy and research.
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The Education Systems of Europe

Author: Wolfgang Hörner,Hans Döbert,Botho von Kopp,Wolfgang Mitter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402048742

Category: Social Science

Page: 879

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This unique handbook offers an analytical review of the education systems of all European countries, following common analytical guidelines, and highlighting the paradox that education simultaneously pursues a universal value as well as a national character. Coverage includes international student performance studies, and a comparison of education dynamics in Eastern "new Europe" with "older" western EU members. The book provides a differentiated analytical data base, and offers suggestions for further research.
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Education of Roma Children in Europe

Texts and Activities of the Council of Europe Concerning Education

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287159785

Category: Political Science

Page: 121

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This publication was compiled as part of the Council of Europe 'Education of Roma children in Europe' project which is responsible for implementing Recommendation No. R (2000) 4 of the Committee of Ministers to the member states on the education of Roma/Gypsy children in Europe. It outlines the Council of Europe's official texts on Roma and Travellers, highlighting references to education, and the summary summary reviews the working context for these texts, their implementation and the activities of the Council of Europe in this area.
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Roma Education in Europe

Practices, policies and politics

Author: Maja Miskovic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136280669

Category: Education

Page: 210

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For the last three decades, the international response to the adverse conditions of Roma has been intensive, producing a plethora of educational policies, reforms, and strategies that have been developed and implemented. This edited volume gathers together prominent international scholars, advocates and activists, with the purpose of offering a comprehensive and integrated understanding of how historical, political, and cultural forces shape educational experiences and social policy for the Roma population in Europe. The book uses theoretical and empirical lenses to understand the formal and informal education of Roma. Through the contextualised theorisation of Roma education it illustrates, illuminates and discusses issues of wider concern. Interdisciplinary conceptual frameworks bind the chapters together and offer an in-depth examination of the questions and issues relevant to the field of education, structuring the book around three central themes: -schooling and social policy; the promises and pitfalls of multiculturalism, integration and inclusion and the deconstruction of educational policies and law -education inside and outside schools; empirical accounts of life in school and the achievements and missed opportunities of the Decade of Roma Inclusion -participation, activism and advocacy; investigating the responsibilities of Roma and non-Roma intellectuals, educators, activists and advocates. Roma Education in Europe grapples with uneven economic and political developments, and as a result, with the possibilities and shortcomings of integration, social justice, and the role of supranational agencies in changing the course of schooling and education. The book will be key reading for those researching or studying Romani studies, education, sociology, and cultural, ethnicity and immigration studies.
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Access to Social Rights for People with Disabilities in Europe

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287153280

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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Despite the progress made in the social rights field in Europe, many fundamental social rights are still not fully accessible to people with disabilities. This report examines key measures and identifies obstacles to full participation, particularly in the areas of education, vocational training and employment, the built environment and transport, information and communication, healthcare and social protection. It provides examples of good practice and makes cross-sectoral recommendations for integrated policy actions.
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Higher Education of Women in Europe

Author: Helene Lange

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3867414343

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Helene Lange was a prominent educationist and feminist and played an important role in the German women's movement. She demanded that the education of women should be taken out of the hands of men and tried to improve women's access to higher education institutions. "In this polemical work written for the most conservative people in Europe in this matter of female education, we may behold reflected as in a mirror the entire movement in all countries, and see all of its stages, from the initiation on to the most advanced line of progress, in one picture." W. T. Harris Reprint of the original edition from 1908.
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