Graduate Students and Research Subjects on the Platform
Jean S. Peterson
Foreword by Michael Apple
A Research-led Approach
Edited by Jacqueline van Swet, Petra Ponte and Ben Smit
Edited by D.W. Livingstone, Kiran Mirchandani and Peter Sawchuk
The material in this volume emerges from the conference on “The Future of Lifelong Learning and Work” held at the University of Toronto in June, 2005. This conference was one of the cluminating efforts of the Work and Lifelong Learning international research network based in Canada. The contributions were produced by members of this network as well as associates of the Centre for the Study of Education and Work at OISE/UT, and are complemented by the work of selected, leading international voices in the field of learning and work.
Comparative Perspectives in a Global Era
Edited by Maria Teresa Tatto and Monica Mincu
Maria Teresa Tatto and Monica Mincu bring together a group of leading scholars in the field representing a variety of national contexts and geographical areas. The chapters in the book raise crucial questions such as: What is the impact of globalization on local education systems and traditions? What roles do international agencies play? What is the role of the state? What is the role of policy networks? How do we understand the functions of quality assurance mechanisms, standards, competencies, and the “new” accountability? In doing so the chapters discuss the institutions and organization of education and how these shape what teachers learn and, eventually, teach to diverse populations.
The book uses a number of analytical frameworks and theoretical perspectives, from critical discourse analysis, regime theory, empirical exploration of teachers’ thinking and actions within school contexts, analysis of reform diffusion and global trends. Using analysis of the literature and relevant documents, case studies and diverse forms of survey research, this work offers a glimpse of the complexities that exist in the fields of teaching and learning.
This collection is also an occasion to observe the profile of knowledge production in these cultural contexts, the interplay between local and national research agendas and traveling policies around the world.
Stephen G. Parker, Jenny Berglund, David Lewin and Deirdre Raftery
insights. For instance, one might ask, which disciplinary methodologies are being drawn upon over time? Which theories and/or theological perspectives tend to dominate in particular periods? Who are the leading voices at any particular point in time? What is the balance of voices in terms of religion and