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Karen Evans & Beatrix Niemeyer (eds.)

Reconnection: Countering social exclusion through situated learning

2004
Kluwer
Lifelong Learning Book Series, Vol. 2
http://www.w-cap.nl/
ISBN 1-4020-2520-3
EUR 95/ USD 105/ GBP 66

This book is based on the work of a European partnership, whose members came together from Belgium, England, Finland, Germany, Portugal and Greece to generate new ways of thinking about the situation of young people aged between 14 and 25 who are at risk of (or experiencing) social exclusion. It offers a unique international analysis of policies, contexts and perspectives, and the challenges of promoting lifelong learning among those who have rejected it early in life. This volume is of interest to researchers and practitioners, politicians, planners and all professionals holding the responsibility for integration strategies.

“The approach adopted is based on interesting and intermingled concepts including the concept of Learning Communities centred on Practice (LCPs) intended to capture the important features of both the individual and the societal parts of the ‘re-inclusion’ process. […] The good practices identified constitute an enrichment in terms of research and policy recommendations, given that the contributors come from six countries representing different educational and VET traditions, cultures and policies. […].” M’Hamed Dif, University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION                     vii

EDITORIAL BY SERIES EDITORS      ix

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS        xi

KAREN EVANS AND BEATRIX NIEMEYER
Re-enter and Reconnect - But whose Problem is it?                                                   1

BETTINA HOFFMANN AND KAREN EVANS
Engaging to Learn: 
Situated Learning and Re-Integration for Young People 29

BEATRIX NIEMEYER
Situated Learning for Social and Vocational Integration in Germany  47

ILSE FRIPONT, KATRIEN VAN VALCKENBORGH AND MIA DOUTERLUNGNE
Situated Learning Embedded in the Idea of Route Counselling 63

TERESA DE OLIVEIRA AND LOURENÇO FRAZÃO
Situated Learning as a Challenge for Teachers and Trainers 87

ANJA HEIKKINEN
Re-Enter Initiatives in the Context of Integrative Vocational Education and Training 105

ELIAS IOAKIMOGLOU, NIKITAS PATINIOTIS AND DIMITRA KONDYLI
Re-Entering Transformable Labour Markets and the role of VET 141

GERALD HEIDEGGER 
Suggestions for Improving the Framework Conditions for Re-Enter Initiatives European Policy Recommendations 159

BEATRIX NIEMEYER AND KAREN EVANS
Summarising Conclusions and Recommendations for Practice 187

BIBLIOGRAPHIES 201

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