Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
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Global Perspectives on Recognising Non-formal and Informal Learning

Why Recognition Matters

Authors: Singh, Madhu

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  • Explains why recognition is important and of value to individuals and groups across countries through a variety of approaches
  • Emphasises the multiplicity of forms of recognition, addressing a broad range of purposes
  • Examines how countries engage with facilitating the integration and empowerment of marginalised social groups and individuals and strengthening their motivation for lifelong learning and participation in the knowledge society
  • Highlights the shared elements of recognition across countries, cultures and contexts in order to promote the continuous exchange of country experiences
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This book deals with the relevance of recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning education and training, the workplace and society. In an increasing number of countries, it is at the top of the policy and research agenda ranking among the possible ways to redress the glaring lack of relevant academic and vocational qualifications and to promote the development of competences and certification procedures which recognise different types of learning, including formal, non-formal and informal learning. The aim of the book is therefore to present and share experience, expertise and lessons in such a way that enables its effective and immediate use across the full spectrum of country contexts, whether in the developing or developed world. It examines the importance of meeting institutional and political requirements that give genuine value to the recognition of non-formal and informal learning; it shows why recognition is important and clarifies its usefulness and the role it serves in education, working life and voluntary work; it emphasises the importance of the coordination, interests, motivations, trust and acceptance by all stakeholders. The volume is also premised on an understanding of a learning society, in which all social and cultural groups, irrespective of gender, race, social class, ethnicity, mental health difficulties are entitled to quality learning throughout their lives. Overall the thrust is to see the importance of recognising non-formal and informal learning as part of the larger movement for re-directing education and training for change. This change is one that builds on an equitable society and economy and on sustainable development principles and values such as respect for others, respect for difference and diversity, exploration and dialogue.

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“This is a timely book, thorough, grounded in both the literature and experience. It will move the discussions forward at a time when new forces of migration and the need for improved social integration in both developed and developing countries are making and will make RVA even more important.” (Alan Rogers, International Review of Education, Vol. 62, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Singh, Madhu

  • Key Concepts, Definitions and Assumptions

    Pages 17-46

    Singh, Madhu

  • Policy and Legislative Environment

    Pages 47-61

    Singh, Madhu

  • RVA’s Role in Education, Working Life and Society

    Pages 63-88

    Singh, Madhu

  • Coordination and Stakeholder Interests and Motives

    Pages 89-102

    Singh, Madhu

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-15278-3
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38549-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide. Please be advised Covid-19 shipping restrictions apply. Please review prior to ordering
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Perspectives on Recognising Non-formal and Informal Learning
Book Subtitle
Why Recognition Matters
Authors
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15278-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15278-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15277-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38549-5
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 220
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