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The politics of difference: non/recognition of the foreign credentials and prior work experience of immigrant professionals in Canada and Sweden
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Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1194-9708
2006 (English)In: Re-theorising the Recognition of Prior Learning / [ed] Per Andersson and Judy Harris, Leicester: NIACE , 2006, 183-203 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an educational response to the need to widen participation in education and training for economic advancement and social inclusion. The social meanings of RPL have different configurations depending on historical, cultural, economic and political forces in different places. One constant is the reliance on the widely pervasive educational philosophies of experiential learning: constructivism and progressivism. This book challenges the orthodoxy of experiential learning and the particular readings of knowledge, pedagogy, learning, identity and power which it privileges. It does this by introducing different theoretical resources to RPL and drawing on experiences of RPL in the UK, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and Sweden. The book provides a range of re-conceptualisations of the relational terrain between adult experience and learning on the one hand, and specialist or academic knowledge on the other.

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Leicester: NIACE , 2006. 183-203 p.
Keyword [en]
validering, erkännande, recognition of prior learning, immigrant professionals
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-34556Local ID: 21813ISBN: 1-86201-265-2ISBN: 978-1-86201-265-3OAI: diva2:255404
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2014-10-08Bibliographically approved

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