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

By Paul Downes

This e-book identifies key parts of a world framework to boost systems-level switch to advertise entry to schooling, together with larger schooling, for socio-economically marginalized teams. it truly is in line with interviews with senior govt officers and senior administration in universities, non formal schooling and prisons throughout 12 nations in Europe. The e-book identifies systemic hindrances to and possibilities for advertising of entry to schooling for socio-economically excluded teams which are concerns transferable to different international locations’ contexts. It adopts a systemic concentrate on entry throughout a number of domain names of schooling, either formal larger schooling and non-formal schooling, in addition to felony schooling. via a spotlight on a extra dynamic structuralist structures framework it develops an leading edge post-Bronfenbrennerian view of process degrees in lifespan developmental and academic psychology. It additionally develops a global schedule for reform on the subject of those quite a few procedure degrees for entry to schooling for socio-economically marginalized teams, via extraction of key structural signs to guage reform development in a clear, culturally delicate demeanour. The ebook identifies present gaps and strengths in coverage, perform and buildings that impression upon entry to schooling, together with larger schooling, throughout more than a few nations. those gaps and strengths are illustrative and are to notify a strategic method of procedure point swap 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's an pressing precedence throughout Europe that social justice guidelines are carried out for the inclusion of marginalised teams. Paul Downes' research of those matters is well timed. His conclusions are thought of and functional: this publication is a helpful and confident source for practitioners, lecturers and the coverage community.”Professor Alistair Ross, Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor of Citizenship schooling in Europe, Emeritus Professor of schooling, Institute for coverage reviews in schooling, London Metropolitan University

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