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Homo Sapiens Europæus?
Creating the European Learning Citizen

Michael Kuhn and Ronald G. Sultana (Eds.)

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 298 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-7600-1 pb.
Order online: www.peterlang.com
SFR 52.00 / €* 35.60 / €** 36.60 / € 33.30 / £ 23.30 / US-$ 39.95

In many ways, education mirrors society by reflecting changing and emergent goals and values as well as by contributing to both the reproduction and production of particular life forms. In the context of the formative project «Europe,» education is called upon to play an increasingly central role, one that is responsive to particular images of the European Union and to its aspirations and goals. The widespread conviction is that education and training will re-invigorate ailing economies, and that, in the context of globalization, national and regional competitiveness will only prevail if there is a qualitative continued improvement in human capital. This volume critically examines such claims, considering the ways in which learning is being constructed across Europe and the implications this has for notions of democratic citizenship and education.

List of contents

THE EUROPEAN PROJECT
Towards the European Society
Michael Kuhn iii
CHAPTER 1
Introduction: Creating the European learning citizen:
which citizen for which Europe?
Michael Kuhn and Ronald G. Sultana 1
CHAPTER 2
The case of the UK: Homo Sapiens Europæus vs Homo
Quæstuosus Atlanticus? European Learning Citizen or
Anglo-American Human Capitalist?
Roger Dale and Susan Robertson 21
CHAPTER 3
Danish learning traditions in the context of the European Union
Palle Rasmussen 47
CHAPTER 4
Governance and the learning citizen: tensions and possibilities
in the shift from national to post-national identities
John Field and Mark Murphy 69
CHAPTER 5
Knowledge in the bazaar: pro-active citizenship in the
learning society
António M. Magalhães and Stephen R. Stoer 83
CHAPTER 6
The modification of learning through cultural traditions
and societal structures
Gabriele Laske
CHAPTER 7
National and European policies for lifelong learning:
an assessment of developments within the context of the
European Employment Strategy
Mark Stuart and Ian Greenwood 131
CHAPTER 8
Who can drive the education and training dimension
of the National Action Plans?
Ewart Keep 149
CHAPTER 9
Lifelong learning for civic employees and employable citizens?
Odd Bjørn Ure 167
CHAPTER 10
Making citizens: from belonging to learning
Terri Seddon and Suzanne Mellor 189
CHAPTER 11
Models of lifelong leaning and the knowledge economy/society
in Europe: what regional patterns are emerging?
Andy Green 221
CHAPTER 12
Manufacturing the ‘European’ in education and training
Anja Heikkinen 257
CHAPTER 13
The European dimension in teacher training in France:
squaring the circle? / Dominique Ulma 277

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