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EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL – VOLUME 11 NUMBER 3 (2012)

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EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL
Volume 11 Number 3, 2012, ISSN 1474-9041

 

SPECIAL ISSUE
THE EUROPEAN CURRICULUM: restructuring and renewal
Guest Editors: KIRSTEN SIVESIND, JAN VAN DEN AKKER & MORITZ ROSENMUND

Kirsten Sivesind, Jan van den Akker & Moritz Rosenmund. Editorial. The European Curriculum: restructuring and renewal

Daniel Scholl. Are the Traditional Curricula Dispensable? A Feature Pattern to Compare Different Types of Curriculum and a Critical View of Educational Standards and Essential Curricula in Germany

Daniel Sundberg & Ninni Wahlström. Standards-based Curricula in a Denationalised Conception of Education: the case of Sweden

Nienke Nieveen & Wilmad Kuiper. Balancing Curriculum Freedom and Regulation in the Netherlands

Philippe Méhaut & Christopher Winch. The European Qualification Framework: skills, competences or knowledge?

Jaana Seikkula-Leino, Elena Ruskovaara, Heikki Hannula & Tuija Saarivirta. Facing the Changing Demands of Europe: integrating entrepreneurship education in Finnish teacher training curricula

David Leat, Ulrike Thomas & Anna Reid. The Epistemological Fog in Realising Learning to Learn in European Curriculum Policies

Natalie Papanastasiou. Comparison as Curriculum Governance: dynamics of the European-wide governance technology of comparison within England’s National Curriculum reforms

Stavroula Philippou. ‘Europe’ as an Alibi: an overview of twenty years of policy, curricula and textbooks in the Republic of Cyprus – and their review

Fátima Antunes. ‘Tuning’ Education for the Market in ‘Europe’? Qualifications, Competences and Learning Outcomes: reform and action on the shop floor

REVIEW ESSAY
Francesca Gobbo. The Bias of Markets

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Work, work, work

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 3rd MAY 2010

EVENTS 

PEOPLE’S SUMMIT FUNDRAISING DINNER AND PROGRAM LAUNCH!

Steelworker’s Hall
25 Cecil Street, Toronto
Monday, May 10, 2010
6:00 pm
Cost: $25/person
Contact Marya at 647.702.7914 or coordinator@peoplessummit2010.ca

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HISTORICAL MATERIALISM CONFERENCE

May 13-16
York University, Toronto

The conference will take place against the backdrop of a profound destabilization of global capitalism alongside significant challenges for labour and social movements. Imperialist wars abound and culture has been drawn into the service of empire. Robust theorizations and critical innovations are needed.

Read more: http://www.yorku.ca/hmyork/index.html

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CIDEC (COMPARATIVE, INTERNATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION CENTRE) SEMINAR

Guatemala: Human Rights Through Education
A talk with Guillermo Chen, Director of the New Hope Foundation

Thursday, May 13
12:30 – 2:00 pm
OISE
252 Bloor Street West
CIDE Room (7-105)

Since 1998, the New Hope Foundation has been providing education opportunities to Maya youth whose families were directly affected by the genocide of the 1980’s. In 2003, the focus changed from providing scholarships for public high schools to providing its own form of high school education.  The Foundation focuses on Maya cultural strengthening, human rights, critical thinking, and grassroots community development. The program is based on a popular education curriculum currently being adapted to also reflect local Maya knowledge.

To  RSVP or schedule a one-on-one meeting with Guillermo, contact Olimpia Boido at: moboido@yahoo.com

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COCHABAMBA REPORT BACK

Report by participants in the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

May 7 2010
7:00pm
Steelworkers Hall Toronto
25 Cecil Street (east of Spadina, south of College)

Principal speakers:

– Robert Lovelace, a leader of Ardoch Algonquin First Nation
– Ben Powless, Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario, member of the Indigenous Environmental Network.
– Kimia Ghomeshi, Campaign Director, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition
– Danny Beaton: 2010 recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award (NAAA) for Environment and Natural Resources
– Delegation from Toronto Bolivia Solidarity

More than 15,000 social-movement and government representatives have confirmed attendance in Cochabamba to plan building a people’s movement to save the planet and us all. Join us on May 7 to learn of and be part of this initiative.

Plus:

– Messages from supporters and sponsors
– Bolivian dance troupe and First Nations indigenous drumming.
– Bolivian food and beverages

Donation $5 or pay what you can.

More info: torontoboliviasolidarity@gmail.com

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25 IN 5 PROVINCIAL LEADERSHIP ASSEMBLY

On May 17 and 18, the 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction is hosting a Provincial Leadership Assembly with representatives from across Ontario to mark the first anniversary of the Poverty Reduction Act and to plan our next steps to tackle poverty in Ontario.

We will be taking stock of progress on and challenges to poverty reduction, learning from the successes of local poverty reduction initiatives, and identifying our short and long term priorities – including for the upcoming municipal and provincial elections.

If you’re involved in poverty reduction work in your community, we hope you will join us to contribute to the next phase in 25 in 5’s work!

Please send us an e-mail at: info@25in5.ca if you would like more information or are interested in attending the Leadership Forum.

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NEWS & VIEWS

WORKPLACE SAFETY SYSTEM REVIEW PANEL NAMED

An expert advisory panel has been appointed to conduct a comprehensive review of Ontario’s occupational health and safety system.

The panel will report back to the Minister of Labour in Fall 2010 with recommendations and options for operational, policy and structural improvements to the province’s workplace safety system.

For more details visit: http://bit.ly/9DmZeG

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UNIONS’ TOP-HEAVY SALARIES DRAG ON ORGANIZING

According to data filed under the U.S. Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, the number of union officials and staff earning high salaries has exploded in recent years. Those earning more than $100,000 a year tripled between 2000 and 2008, the latest year with complete data, and the number earning more than $150,000 also tripled. Union salaries are out of step with most members’ pay, and they siphon scarce resources away from new organizing.

Read more: http://labornotes.org/node/2743

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MAKERCULTURE: EDUPUNKS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

We shouldn’t rely on paperwork to back up someone’s qualifications. Here is how some people are developing a new, radical approach to education.

Read more: http://www.rabble.ca/news/2010/03/makerculture-edupunks-world-unite

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AUSTERITY IS THE WRONG MOVE

The Harper government’s economic policy, as enunciated in the Throne Speech and the Budget, is properly described by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty as “stay the course” or business-as-usual (that is, what business wants business gets). That is, we are offered more of the same old neo-liberalism and globalization with wealth for the few and austerity for the many — with only a brief panic-stricken Keynesian moment — that got us into the messes we’re in.

Read more: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/commentary/austerity-wrong-move

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FOUR BOOKS TO FAN THE FLAMES OF DISCONTENT

From the heroic class struggles of late nineteenth century America, to an environmentally toxic, tyrannical, all too possible near future, here are some readings likely to stimulate your dissidence.

Unsurprisingly, the fiasco of the climate change summit in Copenhagen led me to Margaret Atwood’s latest eco-disaster novel “Year of the Flood” (McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2009, 431 pages). Not a watery deluge, but a dry killer tide of disease (like an H1N1 on steroids) wipes out most of humanity.

The first great U.S. mass radicalization against deadly work conditions and miserable exploitation produced a generation of proletarian rebels. “Eugene V. Debs, A Biography”, by Ray Ginger (Collier Books, New York, N.Y., 1962, 543 pages), is the story of the leading voice and most resilient symbol of that late 19th century generation.

“The Sweetest Dream – Love, Lies, & Assassination – A Novel of the Thirties”, by Lillian Pollak, (iUniverse, Inc., New York, 2009, 370) is a charming account of the friendship of two young women who were part of the next wave of rebellion. For those yearning to know what it was like to be active participants on the radical left in Manhattan during the Great Depression, this story of the conflicting relations between the young Trotskyists and Stalinists of the time is the ticket.

The fourth book in this short survey transports us to the post-WW2 capitalist boom. “Marxism in Our Time”, by Isaac Deutscher (Ramparts Press, San Francisco, 1973, 312 pages) is an anthology of speeches, articles and interviews that document one remarkable person’s struggle to keep revolutionary theory alive and potent in a period of working class political retreat.

Read more: http://socialistaction-canada.blogspot.com/2010/02/four-books-to-fan-flames-of-discontent.html

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JOURNAL ARTICLES

Learning climate and work group skills in care work
Kristina Westerberg, Esther Hauer
Journal of Workplace Learning, Volume 21, Issue 8
http://bit.ly/blDb22

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Engaging the city: Civic participation and teaching urban history
Amy L. Howard
Journal of Urban History 2010;36 42-55
http://juh.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/36/1/42

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A cross-cultural examination of student volunteering: Is it all about résumé building?
Femida Handy, Lesley Hustinx, Ram A. Canaan, and Chulhee Kang
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
http://nvs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/0899764009344353v2

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Book review: Labor and the environmental movement, Brian Obach (MIT 2004)
Richard Leitch
Review of Radical Political Economics 2010;42 115-117
http://rrp.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/42/1/115

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Re-thinking the “thing”: Sociomaterial approaches to understanding and researching learning in work
Tara Fenwick
Journal of Workplace Learning, Volume 12, Issue ½
http://bit.ly/955Frx

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The apprenticeship framework in England: A new beginning or a continuing sham? 
Michaela Brockmann; Linda Clarke; Christopher Winch
Journal of Education and Work, Volume 23, Issue 2  
http://bit.ly/aoHgIa

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OUR MANDATE:

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education.

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

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PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION RESEARCH SEMINARS

Summer Term 2010

All seminars will take place in Room 828, Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, on Wednesday’s, 5.15pm – 7.30pm

PROGRAMME:

28 April: Julian Baggini, Editor, The Philosophers’ Magazine, Real Respect: Dealing with Shared and Contested Values

5 May: Paul Standish, Institute of Education, London, Calling Education to Account

12 May: Uffe Jensen, Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas, Aarhus University, Philosophy and the Education of Educators

19 May: John Cottingham, Department of Philosophy, University of Reading, Demandingness, Moral Development and Moral Philosophy

26 May: Alistair Miller, Institute of Education, London, Two rival aims of education: social justice and the good life

2 June: Christopher Winch, Department of Education, King’s College London, The role of Philosophy of Education in Teacher Education

9 June: Sean Sayers, School of European Culture and Languages University of Kent: MacIntyre, Modernity and the REF

16 June: Sanjay Seth, Department of Politics, Goldsmiths, University of London, Changing the Subject: Western Knowledge and the Question of Difference

23 June: Danièle Moyal-Sharrock, School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire, Situating Memory: Wittgenstein and neuropsychology 

30 June: Adrian Moore, Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford, Bernard Williams’ Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy: Question and Answer session

All welcome

For further information please contact n.carr@ioe.ac.uk

Neal Carr, Post Graduate Research Degrees Administrator, Institute of Education, Room 806, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL; Tel: 0207 612 6820

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