The Palgrave Handbook of Youth Mobility and Educational Migration

The Palgrave Handbook of Youth Mobility and Educational Migration

Author: David Cairns

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030642358

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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This handbook provides an overview of developments in the youth mobility and migration research field, with specific emphasis on movement for education, work and training purposes, encompassing exchanges sponsored by institutions, governments and international agencies, and free movement. The collection features over 30 theoretically and empirically-based discussions of the meaning and key aspects of various forms of mobility as practiced in contemporary societies, and concludes with an exploration of the costs and benefits of moving abroad to individuals and societies at a time when the viability of free circulation is being called into question. The geographical scope of the book covers Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, and takes into account socio-economic and regional inequalities, as well as recent developments such as the refugee crisis, Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. The book integrates the fields of youth mobility and migration studies, creating opportunities for the establishment of a new paradigm for understanding the spatial circulation of youth and young adults in the twenty-first century.

Youth Transitions, International Student Mobility and Spatial Reflexivity

Youth Transitions, International Student Mobility and Spatial Reflexivity

Author: D. Cairns

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137388513

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

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Drawing on comparative country case studies, this book explores student mobility in Europe, incorporating original theoretical perspectives to explain how mobility happens and new empirical evidence to illustrate how students become mobile within their present educational and future working lives.

International Handbook of Migration, Minorities and Education

International Handbook of Migration, Minorities and Education

Author: Zvi Bekerman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9400714653

Category: Education

Page: 753

View: 468

Migrants and minorities are always at risk of being caught in essentialized cultural definitions and being denied the right to express their cultural preferences because they are perceived as threats to social cohesion. Migrants and minorities respond to these difficulties in multiple ways — as active agents in the pedagogical, political, social, and scientific processes that position them in this or that cultural sphere. On the one hand, they reject ascribed cultural attributes while striving towards integration in a variety of social spheres, e.g. school and workplace, in order to achieve social mobility. On the other hand, they articulate demands for cultural self-determination. This discursive duality is met with suspicion by the majority culture. For societies with high levels of migration or with substantial minority cultures, questions related to the meaning of cultural heterogeneity and the social and cultural limits of learning and communication (e.g. migration education or critical multiculturalism) are very important. It is precisely here where the chances for new beginnings and new trials become of great importance for educational theorizing, which urgently needs to find answers to current questions about individual freedom, community/cultural affiliations, and social and democratic cohesion. Answers to these questions must account for both ‘political’ and ‘learning’ perspectives at the macro, mezzo, and micro contextual levels. The contributions of this edited volume enhance the knowledge in the field of migrant/minority education, with a special emphasis on the meaning of culture and social learning for educational processes.

The Consequences of Mobility

The Consequences of Mobility

Author: David Cairns

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319467412

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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This book explores various forms of highly skilled mobility in the European Union, assessing the potential for this movement to contribute to individual and societal development. In doing so, the authors illustrate some of the issues arising from the opening up of Europe’s borders, and exposing its education systems and labour markets to international competition. While acknowledging the potentially positive aspects of mobility, they also reveal many of the negative consequences arising from flaws in mobility governance and inequalities in access to opportunities, arguing that when the management of mobility goes ‘wrong’, we are left with a heightened level of precariousness and the reproduction of social inequality. This discussion will be of interest to those working within Europe’s mobility infrastructure, as well as policymakers in the mobility field and students and scholars from across the social sciences.

Mobility, Education and Employability in the European Union

Mobility, Education and Employability in the European Union

Author: David Cairns

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319769264

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book takes an in-depth look at the European Commission’s Erasmus programme. In its current Erasmus+ format, the programme supports international exchange visits among students, trainees, volunteers and academic members of staff with a view to enhancing employability and encouraging intercultural understanding. Against the backdrop of the 30th anniversary of Erasmus, the authors explore the successes of the programme, most prominently the undergraduate exchange programme, as well as areas of on-going development, including the incorporation of short duration mobility projects focused on specific social issues into the initiative. Through integrating perspectives from authors in a number of European countries, all of whom have knowledge regarding various aspects of Erasmus, the book provides insight into the challenges facing the programme as it moves into its fourth decade. Mobility, Education and Employability in the European Union: Inside Erasmus will be of interest to students and scholars from a range of disciplines, including geography, sociology and European politics.

Learning, Migration and Intergenerational Relations

Learning, Migration and Intergenerational Relations

Author: Pia Jolliffe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137572189

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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Focusing on the Karen people in Burma, Thailand and the United Kingdom, this book analyses how global, regional and local developments affect patterns of learning. It combines historical and ethnographic research to explore the mutual shaping of intergenerational relations and children’s practical and formal learning within a context of migration and socio-political change. In this endeavour, Pia Jolliffe discusses traditional patterns of socio-cultural learning within Karen communities as well as the role of Christian missionaries in introducing schooling to the Karen in Burma and in Thailand. This is followed by an analysis of children’s migration for education in northern Thailand where state schools often encourage students’ aspirations towards upward social mobility at the same time as schools reproduce social inequality between the rural Karen and urban Thai society. The author draws attention to international humanitarian agencies who deliver education to refugees and migrants at the Thai-Burma border, as well as the role of UK government schools in the process of resettling Karen refugees. In this way, the book analyses the connections between learning, migration and intergenerational relations in households, schools and other institutions at the local, regional and global level.

Family and Intimate Mobilities

Family and Intimate Mobilities

Author: C. Holdsworth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137305626

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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This book explores the many varied ways in which family and intimate lives are realized through mobility: from leaving home, courtship, relationship breakdown, moving house, commuting, family holidays through to children's mobilities, documenting how mobility creates, sustains and dissolves family and intimate relations.

The Economics of Illegal Immigration

The Economics of Illegal Immigration

Author: Chisa To Yoshida

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1403920753

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This work examines the effectiveness of present immigration policies, including border patrol and employer sanctions in view of resource allocation. It concludes with an evaluation of the usefulness of immigration controls, and of the outlook for migration schemes, forecasting a surge in irregular immigration.

Adolescent Girls' Migration in The Global South

Adolescent Girls' Migration in The Global South

Author: Katarzyna Grabska

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030000936

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 307

This book provides a nuanced, complex, comparative analysis of adolescent girls’ migration and mobility in the Global South. The stories and the narratives of migrant girls collected in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Sudan guide the readers in drawing the contours of their lives on the move, a complex, fluid scenario of choices, constraints, setbacks, risks, aspirations and experiences in which internal or international migration plays a pivotal role. The main argument of the book is that migration of adolescent girls intersects with other important transitions in their lives, such as those related to education, work, marriage and childbearing, and that this affects their transition into adulthood in various ways. While migration is sometimes negative, it can also offer girls new and better opportunities with positive implications for their future lives. The book explores also how concepts of adolescence and adulthood for girls are being transformed in the context of migration.