The Shifting Global World of Youth and Education explores how increasing migration and population changes are having an unprecedented impact on global education. Given that the number of children of migrant background is growing internationally, there is a need for increasing awareness of the educational attainment and cultural integration of this population group. This book presents international perspectives on migration and youth and analyses what kinds of effects such demographic changes are having on educational systems around the world.
The chapters in this volume provide a fascinating insight into how countries around the world are dealing with loss or growth in their young population as well as changes to their education systems. Written by specialist academics from the relevant country, the book covers Cuba, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, the United States, Finland, Greece, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Latvia, China, Australia, India, Italy and Poland. Taking into consideration the countries’ social and political context, the chapters discuss educational issues surrounding curriculum, assessment and the opportunities available for the support of young people. Conclusions are drawn about what could be done in the future for the benefit of both the migrant and the existing populations.
The Shifting Global World of Youth and Education will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the disciplines of education, sociology, political sciences and social work. The book will also give secondary teachers, teaching assistants, social workers and youth workers the opportunity to reflect on their role within a national and international context.
Table of Contents
- Insights into Identity and Integration
- Youth, migration and identity in Cuba since 1959
- Hermeneutic pedagogy in negotiating and contesting identities: addressing challenges of migration in Lithuania
- Youth and education in a changing world (An English / UK Perspective)
- Joke’s on You: so called undocumented students in the US
- Exploring migration and multicultural education in Finland
- ‘The other brick in the wall’: Integrating and empowering refugee students through intercultural education; a case study from Greece
- Exploring the supporting mechanisms in shaping lives and future of immigrant youths in Greece
- Young people, immigration and education in Germany
- Supporting Vulnerable Youth - Austria’s active policy of education and integration work with young people at risk
- How does education respond to social and economic change in Hungary?
- Filling the void: migration to and from Latvia
- Exploring migrants, an aging population and education in China
- Youth migration into and within Australia
- India today and tomorrow
- Towards a closer connection between the education system and the labour market in Italy
- Polish reflections and perspectives on the relationship between youth, education the labour market and migration
Mabel Ann Brown
Section One: Countries facing an Identity Challenge
Jonas Ruskus, Lina Garsve and Natalija Mazeikiene
Section Two: Countries struggling with incoming migration
Mabel Ann Brown
Jussi Ronkainen, Kati Vapalahti and Enrique Tessieri
Penelope Louka and Evangelia Maragou
Section Three: Countries which are suffering because some of their population have left
Lajos Huse, Mihaly Fonai, Erzsebet Balogh and Andrea Toldi
Section Four: Countries facing educational challenges
Anita Gulczynska and Monika Wisniewska-Kin
Mabel Ann Brown
Mabel Ann Brown has a Master’s in Education and has worked in schools for many years and worked for ten years in Higher Education at the University of Derby. After successfully co-editing ‘Exploring Childhood in a Comparative Context’ in 2014 she went on in 2016 to edit a book called ‘Migration and the education of young people 0-19.’ She is particularly interested in providing young people with the life skills that will support them through life.