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Education Systems and Inequalities

International comparisons

Education systems and inequalities compares different education systems and their impact on creating and sustaining social inequalities.

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Corporate Elites and the Reform of Public Education

Leading scholars combine theory and case studies to reveal how elite corporations are increasingly influencing how public education provision and services are delivered across the world.

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Social Inclusion and Higher Education

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book is about the experiences of students in institutions of higher education from 'non-traditional' backgrounds with contributions from the UK, the USA and Australia which reveal that the issues surrounding the inclusion of 'non-traditional' students are broadly similar in different countries.

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Lifelong Learning in Europe

Equity and Efficiency in the Balance

This timely book contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of lifelong learning in an expanded Europe. Its wide range of contributors look at the contribution of lifelong learning to economic growth and social cohesion across Europe, focusing its challenge to social exclusion.

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The Impact of Research in Education

An International Perspective

This much-needed, original book analyzes efforts and systems in nine countries to mobilize research knowledge, describing the various factors that support or inhibit that work to provide an unprecedented view of the way education research is produced and shared.

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Education without Schools

Discovering Alternatives

This book focuses on elective home education (EHE) in England and considers how the dominance of schooling has affected our ability to conceive of education as a diverse activity. It highlights the lack of governmental interest in alternative education and also considers the human rights issues, state involvement in education and parental choice.

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Regulating International Students’ Wellbeing

Using international and cross-country comparative analysis, this book explores how governments influence international student welfare, and how students shape their own opportunities.

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Internationalizing Social Work Education

Insights From Leading Figures Across the Globe

A historical and contextual account of how social work education became widely adopted in different national and cultural environments.

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Creative Universities

Reimagining Education for Global Challenges and Alternative Futures

In this wide-ranging book, Anke Schwittay argues that, in order to inspire and equip students to generate better responses to global challenges, we need a new high education pedagogy that develops their imagination, creativity, emotional sensibilities and practical capabilities.

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Transformative Teaching and Learning in Further Education

Pedagogies of Hope and Social Justice

Based on the Transforming Lives research project, this book explores the transformative power of further education. Outlining a critical approach to educational research and practice, the book draws on the testimonies of students and teachers to construct a model of transformative teaching and learning.

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The Challenge of Sustainability

Linking Politics, Education and Learning

Edited by Hugh Atkinson and Ros Wade

Exploring the links between politics, learning and sustainability this book argues that if we are to successfully meet the challenges of climate change and sustainability we need to embed a lifelong commitment to sustainability in all learning.

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The Success Paradox

Why We Need a Holistic Theory of Social Mobility

This timely book provides an alternative vision of social mobility and a route-map to achieving it. It examines how the term ‘social mobility’ structures what success means and the impact that has on society. It recasts the relationship with employers and covers progress in non-work areas of life.

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