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Designing Inclusive Pathways with Young Adults

Learning and Development for a Better World

  • Judith Kearney
  • Lesley Wood
  • Richard Teare

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
    1. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 1-8
  2. Excluded Young Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 11-23
    3. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 25-35
  3. Designing Pathways with Young Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 39-48
    3. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 49-58
    4. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 59-69
    5. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 71-81
    6. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 83-94
    7. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 95-106
    8. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 107-117
    9. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 119-127
    10. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 129-137
    11. Judith Kearney, Lesley Wood, Richard Teare
      Pages 139-150
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 151-204

About this book

Introduction

"This book is the second in a series entitled ‘Learning and Development for a Better World’ and it explores the potential for self-directed lifelong action learning (LAL) by focusing on the design of development pathways with and for young adults. The book considers the reasons why LAL pathways are needed and draws on innovative approaches used by the Global University for Lifelong Learning (including micro enterprise, peace-building, music, sport and the creative arts) with examples from nine countries. The aim is to offer a timely response to the pressing global problem of access to learning and development for marginalized young people during the vulnerable period from their mid-teens to mid-twenties.

This book is an engaging and compelling text. I enjoyed the flow of ideas and the key messages of need and solution that it provides. The authors are articulate and convincing in their crafted messages – as well as passionate. Reading this book is time well spent and both enjoyable and instructional.
Brendan Bartlett, Professor of Education, Institute of Learning Sciences Australia, Australian Catholic University

This book will help both policy makers and those working with young people to change lives. In many areas of the world, young people, particularly women, lead impoverished lives. Developing approaches to lifelong action learning with these young adults will provide hope for the future. 
Emer Clarke, Formerly Area Director of the UK Learning and Skills Council

The plight of millions of young people is clearly worsening as social and economic divisions increase and deepen. This book will serve those well who want to agitate for change and reform based on a belief in social justice and equality of access to learning and economic fairness for all young people.
David Davies, Professor Emeritus and Former Executive Dean, University of Derby, UK

This book is a valuable resource, an indispensable text and a must read for all working with young people. What captured my attention most was the way in which it illustrates how access to purposeful learning and development can be provided to marginalized young people. 
Eldrie Gouws, Professor, Department of Psychology of Education, University of South Africa

This is a significant and far reaching response to the global problem of young adults’ unemployment and lack of educational opportunities, especially in disadvantaged, remote and poverty-stricken communities in developing as well as developed countries. It is of interest to a wide audience of readers, including youth, parents, educators, non-profit organizations, governments and churches.
Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt, Co-author, ‘Lifelong Action Learning for Community Development: Learning and Development for a Better World’, Sense Publishers, 2013"

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Keywords

inclusion marginalized youth learning pathways lifelong action learning Global University for Lifelong Learning (GULL)

Authors and affiliations

  • Judith Kearney
    • 1
  • Lesley Wood
    • 2
    • 3
  • Richard Teare
    • 4
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.North-West UniversitySouth Africa
  3. 3.Griffith UniversityAustralia
  4. 4.Global University for Lifelong LearningCaliforniaUSA

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