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Leading Inclusion from the Inside Out

A Handbook for Parents and Early Childhood Teachers in Early Learning and Care, Primary and Special School Settings

Edited by Emer Ring, Lisha O’Sullivan, Marie Ryan and Patricia Daly

Following on from the phenomenal success of the Peter Lang publication ‘Autism from the Inside Out’, ‘Leading inclusion from the Inside Out’ is the first book to focus on providing Irish parents, early childhood teachers in early learning and care, primary and special school settings with practical and effective strategies for supporting the inclusion of all children at this critical phase of their education journey. With a foreword by Prof Seamus Hegarty, University of Warwick/University College Dublin, and emerging from the experiences of the authors during the delivery and evaluation of the multi-award winning Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years (LINC) Programme, the book is located in contemporary research on inclusion. The volume is presented in three interconnected sections focused on placing the child at the centre of a bioecological framework; realising inclusive pedagogy and cultivating effective
leadership for including all children.

Believing that language is a significant contributor to progressing an education system where all children are valued equally, the authors have directed specific attention to the use of terminology that communicates a philosophy of universality, within which difference and diversity are embedded, rather than disability and uniformity. In essence, the publication looks towards a new era, where leading inclusion from the inside out progresses to leading early childhood education from the inside out and advocating for inclusion is relegated to history.

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Paul Kühl

An Bord von Schiffen droht stets die Gefahr eines Seenotfalls. Daher nimmt der Bereich der Brandbekämpfung und Rettung eine zentrale Stellung in der Ausbildung von Seeleuten ein. Untersucht werden die Auswirkungen von handlungsorientiertem Unterricht im maritimen Notfallmanagement in der Fachschulausbildung. Dabei zeigen sich, je nach angewandtem Ausbildungskonzept, unterschiedliche Entwicklungen der Kompetenz und des Wissens der Fachschüler.

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Fujia Yang

This book traces the historical background of liberal arts education from west to east, expounds its implication and fundamental goal of universities, and introduces its application in Western and Chinese universities, particularly its experimentation at University of Nottingham Ningbo China. It takes the University of Nottingham Ningbo China as an example to introduce readers to the achievements and shortcomings of British education in the process of implementing liberal arts education. The author summarises the five elements of liberal arts education: "Bo": integration of arts and sciences, cross-discipline, seeking in-depth knowledge on the basis of extensive learning, understanding the new and gaining a wide knowledge of the old; "Ya":  human beings first, professionals second; being committed to student-centred idea, prioritizing education among all work; encouraging questioning; and very abundant, organized extra-curriculum classes. This book will appeal to anyone who is interested in liberal arts education and the comparison between Western and Chinese education. It advocates that in order to meet the needs of all aspects of society, the structure of China’s education must be diversified for the realization of the China dream. This book will appeal to teachers and students, educators, and readers interested in education.

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Edited by Axel Grimm

Die Didaktik der beruflichen Fachrichtung Informationstechnik/Informatik steht historisch, berufswissenschaftlich und ordnungspolitisch in einem Spannungsverhältnis. Eine auch nur in Ansätzen geschlossene Theoriebildung zu einer Didaktik der Informationstechnik liegt nicht vor. Ausgehend von diesem Desiderat soll mit dieser Veröffentlichung eine erste Lücke geschlossen werden. Ziel dieses Buches ist es, Gegenstandsbereiche vorzustellen, die für eine Theoriebildung einer Didaktik der beruflichen Fachrichtung Informationstechnik/Informatik von Bedeutung sind. Dazu sind Beiträge eingeholt worden, die eine theoretische Einordnung auf verschiedenen Analyseebenen ermöglichen. Band 1 „Theoriebildung" schafft somit ein erstes Fundament, das im Weiteren ausgebaut werden wird. Ziel ist es, der beruflichen Fachrichtung Informationstechnik/Informatik und deren Didaktik ein eigenständiges Profil zu geben, damit sie sich gegenüber dem Status quo emanzipieren kann.

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Disrupting Education Policy

How New Philanthropy Works to Change Education

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Marina Avelar

Philanthropy is on the rise around the world, working in the fields of health, development and, most often, education. Different from charity, now donations are used as "social investment" with specific goals. In education, big corporations and wealthy businessmen strive to reform education through their philanthropic "giving", and have managed to assemble considerable influence in policymaking processes in many countries. But how do new philanthropy organisations promote education reform? And how does their policy work look like in practice? In this book, the author analyses the efforts of large foundations in Brazilian education governance to address these questions. Though having the main empirical setting of Brazilian institutions, this book analyses networks, policies and discourses that surpass national borders and also addresses how new philanthropists are connected to global networks. With support of network ethnography and concepts from Political Science and Human Geography, the author invites the readers to challenge preconceived ideas of how governments and new philanthropy operate, and observe the behind-the-scenes work of new philanthropy to reform education.

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Elena Gómez Parra

La educación infantil de calidad se erige en la base de la sociedad del siglo XXI, cuyo signo de identidad más evidente es el cambio incesante. El lugar que ocupan las lenguas y la cultura en cualquier paradigma educativo es, sin duda, prevalente, y la ciencia concluye que el constructo lingüístico constituye el núcleo de la esencia humana. La lengua nos ofrece la identidad que nos diferencia del resto de las especies del planeta y la cultura va inextricablemente unida a ella, dotándola de complejos significados y posibilitando la transmisión de valores, creencias, actitudes y conductas de una comunidad.

El lector encontrará en este volumen un nuevo enfoque en educación bilingüe para la infancia, que aúna un sólido bagaje teórico (alojado en el Bloque I de esta obra). El enfoque PETaL (Play, Education, Toys and Languages) se caracteriza por su flexibilidad para adaptarse a distintos entornos culturales, porque solo así cobra sentido. Su objetivo es educar al niño de este siglo para que sea capaz de desarrollarse en (y promover) una sociedad diversa, plural y cambiante.

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Education and the Body in Europe (1900-1950)

Movements, public health, pedagogical rules and cultural ideas

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Edited by Simonetta Polenghi, András Németh and Tomas Kasper

The public dimension of the body became paramount in the first half of the 20th century, when the image of the modern man, with his virile stereotypes, became a cliché, in strict connection with nation building first and totalitarian ideologies later. Yet, different cultural and educational trends advocated for life reform and liberation of the body. Both the metaphorical and the material body were invested by cultural, religious, political and educational theories and practices with strong links and similarities but also national differences.

Thanks to an international scholarly work about body education in ten European countries, this volume allows a wide comparative analysis about life reform; physical education and sport; children’s bodies, emotions, hygiene and (ab)normality.

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The Method of Democracy

John Dewey's Theory of Collective Intelligence

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David Ridley

In this book, David Ridley argues that John Dewey’s theory of collective intelligence provides a unique critical social theory that speaks directly to the present moment. Escaping some of the dead ends of Frankfurt School critical theory, whilst also representing a continuity of the Marxist ‘philosophy of praxis’ tradition, the book reconstructs Dewey’s ‘method of democracy’ to reveal a forgotten alternative to both left-wing pessimism and neoliberal populism. Since the 2007-8 Financial Crisis, neoliberal governments, for example in the UK, have turned to higher education to kick-start a stagnating economy. Marketisation has turned English universities into multi-national corporations and students into consumers. Academics now have no choice, Ridley insists, but to join with the public in the political struggle against ‘third wave neoliberalism’. In the final part of the book, Ridley applies Dewey’s theory of collective intelligence to the reconstruction of UK higher education, concluding with a vision of radical democracy supported by ‘socially useful’ universities and a democratic academic and sociological profession.

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Edited by Philipp Eigenmann, Philipp Gonon and Markus Weil

Vocational education has been opened up and extends to various directions: Higher education tends to take on vocational education models. Vice versa, vocational education development partially follows the structures of higher education. In addition, informal learning and recognition of competences widen the perspectives on vocational education. This book highlights a variety of developments and analyses from countries like Australia, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, India, Ukraine and the United States, but also from a more global perspective. It reveals that regardless of national pathways a new shape of vocational education and educational provision with a specific focus on vocations, workplace and learning is emerging.

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Pädagogik angesichts von Vulnerabilität und Exklusion

Bummeln durch die Landschaft der Randständigkeit

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Edited by Louis Henri Seukwa and Uta Wagner

Die Ränder der Gesellschaft sind diffus und bewohnt. Randständigkeit umschreibt dabei den Zustand des oft vulnerablen und exkludierten Lebens, abseits bürgerlicher Milieus, losgelöst von monetärer Sicherheit und weitgehend entkoppelt von gesellschaftlichen Institutionen. Die verschiedenen Areale der Ränder sind gekennzeichnet durch Deprivationen, gesellschaftliche Stigmatisierung, Diskriminierung und Ausgrenzung, die alle die Pädagogik herausfordern. Die in diesem Buch versammelten Beiträge explorieren und analysieren die Vielfalt der Lebenslagen der Bewohner*innen und der verschiedenen Areale. Sie behandeln Fragen zur Konstitution dieser Areale, zur Annäherung an diese und unterbreiten eine Vielzahl an Vorschlägen unterschiedlichen Ausmaßes, wie die Pädagogik damit umgehen kann.