Access to Education in Europe: A Framework and Agenda for by Paul Downes

By Paul Downes

This e-book identifies key components of a world framework to enhance systems-level switch to advertise entry to schooling, together with larger schooling, for socio-economically marginalized teams. it truly is in accordance with interviews with senior govt officers and senior administration in universities, non formal schooling and prisons throughout 12 international locations in Europe. The publication identifies systemic hindrances to and possibilities for advertising of entry to schooling for socio-economically excluded teams which are concerns transferable to different nations’ contexts. It adopts a systemic specialise in entry throughout quite a number domain names of schooling, either formal greater schooling and non-formal schooling, in addition to felony schooling. via a spotlight on a extra dynamic structuralist structures framework it develops an cutting edge post-Bronfenbrennerian view of approach degrees in lifespan developmental and academic psychology. It additionally develops a global time table for reform with regards to those a variety of method degrees for entry to schooling for socio-economically marginalized teams, via extraction of key structural signs to judge reform growth in a clear, culturally delicate demeanour. The publication identifies present gaps and strengths in coverage, perform and constructions that impression upon entry to schooling, together with better schooling, throughout quite a number nations. those gaps and strengths are illustrative and are to notify a strategic method of procedure point switch and improvement for the merchandising of entry to schooling for socio-economically marginalized teams in Europe and beyond.

“Too many academic practices entrench social exclusion: it truly is an pressing precedence throughout Europe that social justice guidelines are carried out for the inclusion of marginalised teams. Paul Downes' research of those concerns is well timed. His conclusions are thought of and useful: this e-book is a worthy and confident source for practitioners, teachers and the coverage community.” Professor Alistair Ross, Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor of Citizenship schooling in Europe, Emeritus Professor of schooling, Institute for coverage reports in schooling, London Metropolitan University

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