Improving Vocational and Professional Education and Training
This book applies Fuller and Unwin’s increasingly influential concept of ‘expansive and restrictive learning environments’ to a range of settings engaged in education and training including, workplaces and educational institutions providing upper secondary, tertiary and higher education. "Expansive...
To Be Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge
The covert side of educational life
Series: Routledge Research in Education
During the last couple of decades, there has been an expansion in a number of related and overlapping fields producing evidence of covert activities: toxic cultures, destructive leadership styles, micropolitics, ethical problems in organisations and administration, abusive power and authority, and...
Published February 9th 2014 by Routledge
The challenge of inspiring collective commitment in universities
Addressing the question of how leadership can work most successfully in universities, Engaging Leaders strengthens the sense of shared professional knowledge and capability amongst leaders in higher education. Presenting a narrative of change which not only spells out why universities need to work...
To Be Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge
Theories and evidence
This collection focuses on employer engagement in education, how it is delivered and the differentiated impact it has on young people in their progression through schooling and higher education into the labour market. The focus is not narrowly on vocational or technical education or work-related...
To Be Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge
Governing Knowledge: Comparison, Knowledge-Based Technologies and Expertise in the Regulation of Education
Series: World Yearbook of Education
This latest volume in the World Yearbook of Education Series focuses on a major and highly significant development in the governing of education across the globe: the use of knowledge-based technologies as key policy sources. A combination of factors has produced this shift: first, the massive...
Published January 8th 2014 by Routledge
A social processes approach to academic writing
Series: Research into Higher Education
Writing in Social Spaces addresses the problem of making time and space for writing in academic life and work. Even those who want to write, who know how to write well and who have quality publications, report that they cannot find enough time for writing. Many supervisors are unsure about how to...
To Be Published June 14th 2014 by Routledge
A Guide to Understanding Conflict in the Academy
Conflicts between faculty and administration have become particularly virulent and disruptive in recent years, as institutions have struggled to adapt to intensifying pressures for efficiency and accountability. Analyzing common sources of conflict and challenges on campus that impede attempts to...
To Be Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge
Asian American Students in Higher Education offers the first comprehensive analysis and synthesis of existing theory and research related to Asian American students’ experiences in postsecondary education. Providing practical and insightful recommendations, this sourcebook covers a range of topics...
Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge
Cultivating Teaching and Learning Across the Disciplines
From the social sciences to the humanities, and the hard sciences to business and law, contemplative approaches to higher education have been creatively and effectively developed to stabilize and sharpen concentration and attention, deepen the understanding of course material, engender and foster...
To Be Published November 30th 2014 by Routledge
Series: SEDA Series
Enhancing the student experience, and in particular student engagement, has become a primary focus of Higher Education. It is in particularly sharp focus as Higher Education moves forward into the uncertain world of high student fees and a developed Higher Education market. Student engagement is a...
Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge
Improving Access and Retention
College Counseling for Admissions Professionals is a much-needed resource to guide college admissions professionals in helping students navigate the college choice process. This research-based book prepares college admissions professionals to not only be marketers of their institution, but also...
Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge
Participation is a key community work method and this text, written by an international selection of authors, covers innovative approaches in community based education and practice. Including real-life case studies of participatory practice, it offers new definitions of community work, organisation...
Published September 4th 2013 by Routledge
Teachers and trainers are dual-professionals – they are required to have up-to-date industry skills and also skills in teaching and learning. The issue of professional identity, and the promotion of maintaining and building pedagogic expertise in relation to their vocational work, is therefore an...
Published October 20th 2013 by Routledge
International perspectives on widening participation and an agenda for change
It is perhaps ironic that as the global financial crisis has, in some cases, led governments and institutions to pull back from and/or set more modest goals and associated funding around widening participation, there is an ever-growing sense that the ideals buttressing the widening participation...
Published September 15th 2013 by Routledge
Boundary politics in global transitions
Over the last 30 years the effects of economic globalisation have transformed education and its relationship to work and everyday working lives. Market reform and the appropriation of ‘learning’ to fuel the knowledge economy produced a lifelong learning educational order, complemented by social...
To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge
In the current ever changing world – the liquid modernity – the most pressing psychological challenge to all of us is to create and maintain a personal balance between mental stability and mental flexibility. In Transformative Learning and Identity Knud Illeris, one of the leading thinkers on the...
Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge
Teaching and Learning as Allies in the Classroom
Although scholarly examinations of privilege have increased in recent decades, an emphasis on privilege studies pedagogy remains lacking within institutions. This edited collection explores best practices for effective teaching and learning about various forms of systemic group privilege such as...
Published June 10th 2013 by Routledge
Accessibility Research and Practice, 2nd Edition
Most people working within the higher education sector understand the importance of making e-learning accessible to students with disabilities, yet it is not always clear exactly how this should be accomplished. E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education evaluates current accessibility...
Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge
An introductory guide for Education Studies
Written specifically for Education Studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to lifelong learning and the impact it has on all areas of society. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, it explores what lifelong learning is, where learning can and does take place and who...
Published May 27th 2013 by Routledge
A practical guide
Supporting Student Diversity in Higher Education is a working manual that is designed to help managers, academics and members of the professional service teams within universities, recruit and support a diverse student body across the student lifecycle at the same time as delivering a quality...
Published June 30th 2013 by Routledge
Fundamental Elements and Issues, 2nd Edition
Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research in Higher Education illuminates the complex nature of qualitative research, while attending to issues of application. This text addresses the fundamentals of research through discussion of strategies, ethical issues, and challenges in higher...
Published July 4th 2013 by Routledge
This book is based on a fieldwork intensive, EU funded project, aimed at sustaining the empowerment processes of career guidance practitioners by developing their awareness and use of their individual, organizational and networking resources. The field work activity was carried out in three...
Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge
The connections and interactions of lifelong learning and social justice are complex and contested. Both are seen as a means to unconditional good, with little account taken of the inequalities and equalities located in constructions of power. This book develops critical ways to engage with...
Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge
Interest in the quality of higher education provision has been steadily increasing over the last twenty years. This has been driven largely by the international creation of explicit policies and reporting requirements to review, audit and evaluate provision. The interest is associated in many...
Published May 27th 2013 by Routledge
Engaging Non-Traditional Donors
Traditionally, institutions have relied on wealthy White men to reach their fundraising goals. But as state investment in public higher education lessens and institutions look to philanthropy to move from excellence to eminence, advancement officers continually need to engage all populations,...
Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Research in Education
Today, new media is both augmenting and extending the traditional classroom with a variety of technology-based tools available to both students and faculty, and has created "new" virtual classrooms for anywhere, anytime availability to education. Despite the enormous potential for technology to...
Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge
As the centre of the world economy is moving to Asia, lifelong learning in Asia is attracting a great deal of attention in the educational field worldwide. Asia not only provides the largest education market, but also plays an increasingly important role in educational globalization. However, until...
Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge
Series: Studies in Higher Education
Since the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) was created in 1995, there has been international pressure towards the liberalization of education all over the world, as well as new challenges to the traditional internationalization rationale in the field of higher education. Nevertheless,...
Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Revivals
First published in 1970, this book considers the alleged distinction between ‘education for life’ and ‘education for work’ and exposes the fallacies on which this and other similar distinctions are based. It shows that ideas on this subject are inextricably intertwined with wider views on the...
Published March 17th 2013 by Routledge
Based in sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s theory of liquid modernity, this volume describes and critiques key aspects and practices of liquid education--education as market-driven consumption, short life span of useful knowledge, overabundance of information--through a systematic comparison...
Published February 15th 2013 by Routledge
Enhancing Global Interconnectedness
Series: Routledge Research in Education
By addressing intercultural and multicultural education in a global context, this volume brings together the dynamic discussions and lively debate of intercultural and multicultural education taking place across the world. Not content with discussion of theory or practice at the expense of the...
Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge
The transformative potential of the scholarship of teaching
What does it mean to be authentic? Why should it matter whether or not we become more authentic? How might authenticity inform and enhance the social practice of the scholarship of university teaching and, by implication, the learning and development of students? Authenticity in and through...
Published January 22nd 2013 by Routledge
Inside and Outside of Classrooms
Nearly two-thirds of students require some form of remediation before taking college-level classes, and community colleges have become increasingly important in providing this education. Unfortunately, relatively few students complete the developmental courses required to make a transition to...
Published December 2nd 2012 by Routledge
Internationalisation of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Education
Cross cultural teaching and learning for home and international students maps and discusses the increasing internationalisation of teaching and learning at universities around the world. This new phenomenon brings both opportunities and challenges, as it introduces what can be radically different...
Published August 14th 2012 by Routledge
Series: Cass Military Studies
This book offers a detailed examination of the professional military education system in the United States, from a critical, insider's perspective. The mission of America’s war colleges is to educate senior military officers in both the ways of war and the defence of peace. But are these colleges...
Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge
Resources for Higher Education, 2nd Edition
Digital resources—from games to blogs to social networking—are strong forces in education today, but how can those tools be effectively utilized by educators and course designers in higher education? Filled with practical advice, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition ...
Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge
Understanding it and doing it well
Learners complain that they do not get enough feedback, and educators resent that although they put considerable time into generating feedback, students take little notice of it. Both parties agree that it is very important. Feedback in Higher and Professional Education explores what needs to be...
Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge
Gender, Masculinities and Lifelong Learning reflects on current debates and discourses around gender and education, in which some academics, practitioners and policy-makers have referred to a crisis of masculinity. This book explores questions such as: Are men under-represented in education? Are...
Published May 30th 2012 by Routledge
Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology
Teaching is changing. It is no longer simply about passing on knowledge to the next generation. Teachers in the twenty-first century, in all educational sectors, have to cope with an ever-changing cultural and technological environment. Teaching is now a design science. Like other design...
Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge
From State to Market
When the Soviet Union collapsed universities were freed from state control and left to themselves. This forced universities to be much more market-oriented. This book explores this transformation from the end of the Soviet Union until the present. Based on extensive original research, the book...
Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge
Loci for Knowledge and Innovation Creation
Regions and cities are the natural loci where knowledge is created, and where it can be easily turned into a commercial product. Regions are territories where, under certain socio-economic conditions, a strong sense of belonging and mutual trust develops the ability to transform information and...
Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge
A learning-centred approach
University Teaching in Focus provides a foundational springboard for early career academics preparing to teach in universities. Focusing on four critical areas - teaching, curriculum, students, and quality/leadership - this succinct resource offers university teachers a straightforward approach to...
Published November 4th 2012 by Routledge
Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, and More
The rapid expansion of blogs, Twitter, wikis, and virtual worlds has dramatically transformed the landscape of education. Through highly accessible networks, these new media can integrate students into a learning community by enabling them to create, customize, and share content online. Using...
Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge
21 Years of the International Journal of Lifelong Education
Series: Education Heritage
This unique text provides a valuable route map to the development of thinking in adult education and lifelong learning. It includes more than twenty-five seminal articles from the first two decades of the International Journal of Lifelong Education, written by leading authors in the field from the...
Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge
The Selected Works of Peter Jarvis
Series: World Library of Educationalists
Professor Peter Jarvis has spent over 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in education. He has contributed well over 30 books and 200 papers and chapters in books on learning theory, adult education and learning, continuing professional education,...
Published October 2nd 2011 by Routledge
Global Issues and Perspectives
Economic globalization, modern transportation, and advanced communication technologies have greatly enhanced the mobility of people across national boundaries. The resulting demographic, social, and cultural changes create new opportunities for development as well as new challenges for lifelong...
Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge
Learning from alternative schools
Many young people failed by the school system are those who face a range of social and economic challenges due to multiple forms of injustice. This book provides an insight into the educational practices that work to re-engage young people who have become disenchanted with traditional schooling. It...
Published October 16th 2013 by Routledge
Foucault, Confession and Practices of Lifelong Learning
"I highly appreciate the quality of Fejes’ and Dahlstedt’s research and writing. They manage to present in a comprehensible way some essential concepts of Foucault that help us to understand better what practices of lifelong learning, in a broad sense, are emerging nowadays in advanced liberal...
Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge
Understanding How People Learn in Working Life
Fundamentals of Workplace Learning is a comprehensive guide to how people learn in the workplace, and the issues and challenges involved. Examining the essential aspects of workplace learning and unravelling the various influences which affect the success of work-based learners, Knud Illeris...
Published November 30th 2010 by Routledge
Critical Perspectives on Diversity, Participation and Vocational Learning
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 Learning engages first hand with issues and...
Published December 6th 2010 by Routledge
Survey and Case Study Findings
Lifelong Learning is essential to all individuals and in recent years has become a guiding principle for policy initiatives, ranging from national economic competition to issues of social cohesion and personal fulfilment. However, despite the importance of lifelong learning there is a critical...
Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge
What is the role of narrative in how people learn throughout their lives? Are there different patterns and forms of narrativity? How do they influence learning? Based on data gathered for the Learning Lives project, which sought to understand learning by questioning individuals about their life...
Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge
A Guide to Effective Practice
The demand for work-ready graduates, who are familiar with organizational practices in the workplace is increasing, and so the need for greater work integrated learning (WIL) is a growing concern for the education sector. With the globalization of higher education and the cultural and linguistic...
Published March 23rd 2010 by Routledge
What distinguishes this book is its broad, yet thorough, view of theory, process, and research on adult second-language reading. Offering extensive discussions of upper-register second-language texts (both expository and narrative) that adult second-language readers encounter daily across the globe...
Published July 13th 2010 by Routledge
Building blocks for training and professional development programs
Workplace and professional learning, lifelong learning, adult learning, learning in different contexts have become of more and more interest and now dominate all aspects of 21st century life. Learning is no longer about ‘storing and recall’ but ‘development and flow’. Theories of Learning in the...
Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge