Browse results

You are looking at 1 - 4 of 4 items for :

  • Education Policy & Politics x
  • Upcoming Publications x
  • Search level: Titles x
Clear All
Critical, Competent, and Responsible Agents
Volume Editors: and
How we think about civic participation has changed dramatically; how is civic education being transformed? Nations, globally, are redefining what is needed to be a ‘good citizen’ and how they should create them. ‘Civic’ participation increasingly extends beyond voting in elections, to informal and unconventional action. Making one’s voice heard involves diverse communication media and wide-ranging skills. Young people are motivated to engagement by concern about climate change and the rights of marginalised people. Social media empower but bring the threat of extremism. Civic education – New Civics – must channel and foster these trends. To create critical, active and responsible citizenship, knowledge alone is not enough; young people need to able to take critical perspectives on a wide range of social and political issues, and to acquire the social, cognitive and organizational skills to do so. How is new civics pedagogy being manifested? What traditional practices are under scrutiny? In this volume sixteen projects in eight countries address questions in research, practices, policy and professional development. What is civic identity and how does participation reflect it? Where do new discourses and definitions come from? How do contemporary social and cultural debates and issues intersect with practice and precepts?
This book offers a perspective from the Global South to analysing the Asian higher education ranking system. The narratives and major debates on world university rankings is examined and discussed to provide critical perspectives on the social implications of rankings for Asia. Specifically, the implications of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world university rankings are analysed to gain insights into the usefulness of reputation rankings in addressing social inequality. The analysis provides a blueprint for global politics in rankings to shape policies and the governance of higher education in Asia. 
School Councils across Europe explores how uneven access to the democratic learning opportunity of being a representative on a school council may be both reflecting and perpetuating political inequalities found in societies across Europe. Kempner and Janmaat present a new analysis of data from a major international survey on citizenship education to reveal the country, school and personal characteristics that determine access to school councils. The results reveal worrying inequalities based on the socio-demographic characteristics of pupils. The findings in this book will therefore be of interest to those concerned with the link between education and social justice.

Youth political engagement is high on the agenda of governments across Europe in the face of a perceived decline in political participation amongst young people. This book engages with this issue by exploring the role of education systems in building a fair and democratic society. School councils offer a democratic decision-making forum for students at school and they may increase the future participation levels of these young people. Yet this potential comes with the risk of widening political inequalities if access is distributed unevenly.
Volume Editor:
In this book, 31 international academics explore the concepts of gifted, talented, creative and dissimilar learners as they apply in both school and tertiary education. Problem-based learning, alternative educational settings and meaningful feedback for gifted, talented and high potential learners, teachers’ views on creative pedagogies, learning analytics for dissimilar learners, eMaking for learners with an intellectual disability, capabilities-led programs, learner agency and inclusive practices in mathematics education, form a unique nexus of theory, research and approaches being presented by the authors.

These chapters and the totality of this book represent efforts to get a glimpse into the future of the education of the gifted, talented, creative and dissimilar learners. If nothing else, this book underlines the value of powerful approaches and tools for educating 21st-century school learners as well as tertiary learners in the context of rapidly evolving global educational reforms.

Contributors are: Fatma Nur Aktaş, Tasos Barkatsas, Damian Blake, Antonios Bouras, Grant Cooper, Yüksel Dede, Kirsten Ellis, Zara Ersozlu, Aleryk Fricker, Vasilis Gialamas, Andrew Gilbert, Wendy Goff, Anne K. Horak, Gasangusein I. Ibragimov, Jennifer Jolly, Aliya A. Kalimullina, Gillian Kidman, Konstantinos Lavidas, Huk-Yuen Law, Sandra McKechnie, Patricia McLaughlin, Juanjo Mena, Anastasia Papadopoulou, Angela Rogers, Aimé Sacrez, Rachel Sheffield, Stefan Schutt, Hazel Tan, Kok-Sing Tang, Roza A. Valeeva and Wanty Widjaja.