Education As a Global Concern by Colin BrockThis is an engaging discussion about the functions of education, drawing on a range of educational situations. "Education as a Global Concern" introduces the issues covered by this exciting new series, "Education as a Humanitarian Response." Colin Brock challenges the existing functions of education as widely and conventionally perceived, and promotes the notion of education as a humanitarian response as the prime function. He will examine the educational situations of a range of human groups that are marginalized or excluded from mainstream provision and will also consider the idea that 'humane' means 'appropriate'. This series presents an authoritative, coherent and focused collection of texts to introduce and promote the notion of education as a humanitarian response as a prime function of educational activity. The series takes a holistic interpretation of education, dealing not only with formal schooling and other systemic provisions in the mainstream, but rather with educational reality - teaching and learning in whatever form it comes at any age.
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Peace and Social Justice Education on Campus by Kelly Concannon (Editor); L. Laura FinleyThis book provides important reflections by and for peace and social justice educators working on college campuses. Importantly, it also integrates the voices of students. More than a feel-good compilation of success stories, however, it illustrates the complexities inherent in teaching and learning about and for peace and social justice. Chapters in the book provide critical assessments of institutions, pedagogies, and practices, making visible the messy but very real spaces in which education and learning occur. Written by faculty and students from many disciplinary areas, the contributions discuss in-class and outside-of-class actions, providing a deeper understanding of best practices and challenges faced by both groups. Albeit in different ways that are reflective of the many different pedagogical approaches to peace and justice education, each chapter integrates ideas, concepts, and reflections from both faculty and students. The conclusion and appendix offer recommendations for future and additional resources for college and university faculty and students interested in learning more about peace and social justice.
Publication Date: 2015-12-15
Social Justice and Intercultural Education by Ghazala Bhatti (Editor); Chris Gaine (Editor); Francesca Gobbo (Editor); Yvonne Leeman (Editor)This book encapsulates the richness offered by the discourse of social justice and explores both how it is understood in Europe today and how its connection to intercultural education is interpreted in different parts of Europe. The rights and responsibilities of local inhabitants are considered in its light, along with the transmigration of people and ideas. Drawn from presentations by European researchers and scholars at the EERA conferences in Crete 2004 and Dublin 2005, the issues featured in the book cross the boundaries of anthropology, sociology, human geography and the politics of race. The theoretically informed and empirically grounded educational research in this collection enhances our understanding of the ways in which educational and socio-cultural issues are explored and untangled within various complex European societies, and highlights the need for ongoing dialogue between different communities and societies. It provides an introduction to social justice and intercultural education for educational researchers, policy makers, teachers and university students internationally, and will enhance and extend the knowledge and understanding of those already experienced in the field.
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