This book will open your mind to the changing experience of schooling, and highlights new and different ways to help those whose needs simply don’t fit into the usual mould.  With contributions from leading academics from Canada, America, the UK, the Netherlands, and Australia, this internationally-minded book helps the reader to reflect on the ways young people are taught, and presents possible alternative approaches. Global social and economic changes and technological developments are driving the need for change within education, so that we can better cater for a diversity of young people. This book offers an overview of where we are now and where we might want to go in the future. 

Learning Spaces in Educational Partnerships

Learning Spaces in Educational Partnerships

Learning spaces in educational partnerships

This chapter considers why partnerships ‘do schooling differently’. The chapter:

  • identifies different ways of understanding partnerships;
  • draws on a series of externally funded partnership projects to illustrate key features of partnerships and the distinctive work practices demanded in partnership work; and
  • argues that partnerships create distinctive learning spaces outside familiar, official education stories, scales and relations of power.

Partnerships are an increasingly familiar way of doing education differently. In our case (see Case study 14.1 in Chapter 14) we describe a learning space developed through a local learning and employment network (LLEN) — a partnership in Victoria, Australia. The Labor government introduced these LLENs in 2001 as a means of addressing poor education and employment outcomes amongst 15- to 19-year-olds ...

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