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Transnational Migration and Lifelong Learning Global Issues and Perspectives

Edited By Shibao Guo Copyright 2013
    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    160 Pages
    by Routledge

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      Economic globalization, modern transportation, and advanced communication technologies have greatly enhanced the mobility of people across national boundaries. The resulting demographic, social, and cultural changes create new opportunities for development as well as new challenges for lifelong learning.

      Transnational Migration and Lifelong Learning examines the changing nature of lifelong learning in the current age of transnational migration. The book brings together international scholars from a range of countries in a dialogue about the relationship between work, learning, mobility, knowledge, and citizenship in the context of globalization and migration. It covers a wide range of topics, including: global perspectives and analyses of migration; the impact of migration on lifelong learning; processes of exclusion and inclusion in lifelong learning; the tension between mobility, knowledge, and recognition; and transnationalism, learning communities, and citizenship.

      This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.

    1. Introduction Shibao Guo

    2. Lifelong learning in the age of transnational migration: emerging trends and challenges Shibao Guo

    3. Lifelong learning as ideological practice: an analysis from the perspective of immigrant women in Canada Roxana Ng and Hongxia Shan

    4. Moving across borders: immigrant women’s encounters with globalization, the knowledge economy and lifelong learning Tara Gibb and Evelyn Hamdon

    5. Mobility of knowledge as a recognition challenge: experiences from Sweden Per Andersson and Andreas Fejes

    6. Transnational migration, social capital, and lifelong learning in the USA Mary V. Alfred

    7. Learning through social spaces: migrant women and lifelong learning in post-colonial London Sue Jackson

    8. Beyond deficit paradigms: exploring informal learning of immigrant parents Yan Guo

    9. A changed context of lifelong learning under the influence of migration: South Korea Jin-Hee Kim

    10. Conclusion: toward transnational lifelong learning for recognitive justice and inclusive citizenship Shibao Guo


    Shibao Guo is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is an affiliated researcher with the Prairie Metropolis Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration, Integration, and Diversity (MPC). His research interests include citizenship and immigration, lifelong learning, social justice and equity in education, and comparative and international education. His recent works have appeared in the Journal of International Migration and Integration, Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Convergence, and Frontiers of Education in China. He was the co-president of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (2009-2011) and is currently an executive member of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association.