Countering Social Exclusion through Situated Learning

  • Karen Evans
  • Beatrix Niemeyer

Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series book series (LLLB, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Karen Evans, Beatrix Niemeyer
    Pages 1-28
  3. Ilse Fripont, Katrien Van Valckenborgh, Mia Douterlungne
    Pages 63-85
  4. Teresa de Oliveira, Lourenço Frazão
    Pages 87-104
  5. Elias Ioakimoglou, Nikitas Patiniotis, Dimitra Kondyli
    Pages 141-158
  6. Beatrix Niemeyer, Karen Evans
    Pages 187-200
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-217

About this book


This book is based on the work of a European partnership, whose members came together from Belgium England Finland Germany Portugal and Greece with the support of funding from the EU Socrates Programme. Our goal was to work collaboratively to generate new ways of thinking about the situation of people aged between 14 and 25 who are at risk of (or experiencing) social exclusion, set in the context of a unique international analysis of policies, contexts and perspectives on the problems of social exclusion in Europe and the challenges of promoting lifelong learning among those who have rejected it early in life. We set out to examine programmes which help people to RE-ENTER pathways of education and training, but ended with approaches which are better characterised by their ability to RECONNECT people, not only to opportunities in the social structures but also to each other and to their communities We have developed new models and guidelines based on analysis of the best of European practice using the distinctive approaches of 'situated learning'. By an iterative and collaborative method of working, we have arrived at the concept and approaches of Learning Communities Centred on Practice (LCPs), which lie at the heart of this volume.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karen Evans
    • 1
  • Beatrix Niemeyer
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Lifelong Education and International Development at the Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Institute for Technical and Vocational EducationUniversity of FlensburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2520-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2521-1
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