Increasing participation of adults in higher education: Factors for successful policies – International Journal of Lifelong Education

ABSTRACT

This article contains an analysis of policies aimed at increasing the participation of adults in higher education (HE) in seven countries (NL, DK, SE, UK, BE Flanders, DE and the state of California in the USA). In order to maintain their economic competitiveness, many countries have developed policies to increase the participation of adults . . . → Read More: Increasing participation of adults in higher education: Factors for successful policies – International Journal of Lifelong Education

Inclusive place-based education for ‘Just Sustainability’

ABSTRACT

This paper identifies an emerging commonality between the professional spheres of planning, education and social or community work constellating around the concept of sustainable development (SD). It explores the contested nature of the concept of SD giving rise to a wide variety of sometimes conflicting ‘readings’. It then goes on to advocate a ‘strong’ . . . → Read More: Inclusive place-based education for ‘Just Sustainability’

Global perspectives on multigenerational households and intergenerational realtions – ILG (UK)

In this report we initiate a dialogue on multigenerational households and intergenerational relations from a global perspective. This report reviews the status of multigenerational households and intergenerational relations in specific countries that vary widely in terms of social attitudes, population structure, cultural traditions and economic development. The theme of the report was developed jointly by . . . → Read More: Global perspectives on multigenerational households and intergenerational realtions – ILG (UK)

Working in neighbourhoods, active citizenship and localism – JRF (UK)

What can we learn from working in neighbourhoods?

Neighbourhood working can help to deliver Localism policies, good partnership working, more active citizenship and civic responsibility, and get local councillors to play strong community leadership roles.

JRF’s Working in Neighbourhoods project offers useful lessons for local authorities, neighbourhood practitioners, and communities, drawing on direct experience from . . . → Read More: Working in neighbourhoods, active citizenship and localism – JRF (UK)

Residential context, social relationships, and subjective well-being in assisted living – Research on Aging

ABSTRACT

Adaptive reframing and cumulative inequality theory provide the conceptual framework for investigating associations between four measures of subjective well-being (general, temporal, comparative, and experiential), residential context, and social relationships. Data from 344 cognitively intact assisted living (AL) residents aged 60 years and older interviewed for the Florida Study of Assisted Living were analyzed using . . . → Read More: Residential context, social relationships, and subjective well-being in assisted living – Research on Aging

A longitudinal study of social status, perceived discrimination, and physical and emotional health among older adults – Research on Aging

ABSTRACT

This study examines the relationships between social status, perceived discrimination, and physical and emotional health using a nationally representative sample of 6,377 older adults from the 2006 and 2008 waves of the Health and Retirement Study. About 63% of older adults reported at least one type of everyday discrimination and 31% reported at least . . . → Read More: A longitudinal study of social status, perceived discrimination, and physical and emotional health among older adults – Research on Aging

The politics of housing – VCOSS

INTRODUCTION – Extract

The trouble with housing policy is that housing politics is just so damn hard. What might seem like selfevident solutions will affect the wellbeing (perceived or otherwise) of over eight million Australian households, the vast majority of which are home owners who have, on average, nearly half of their household wealth invested . . . → Read More: The politics of housing – VCOSS

Population growth surges in the outer suburbs – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Strong growth in the outer suburbs of Australia’s capital cities continued in 2010-11, according to estimates released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Of the ten fastest-growing Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the country, six were in the outer suburban fringes of Melbourne and Perth.

This strong growth in the outer suburbs contributed . . . → Read More: Population growth surges in the outer suburbs – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Influences on students’ development from ages 11 to 14

Researchers examined how different phases of education, especially secondary school, were related to students’ attainment, social behaviour, and dispositions at age 14, and the factors that predicted developmental change. It considered the influence of families and communities in addition to that of the schools themselves. Differences in academic attainment and social-behavioural development related to background . . . → Read More: Influences on students’ development from ages 11 to 14

The roots of domination: Beyond Bourdieu and Gramsci – Sociology

ABSTRACT

In this article I examine Bourdieu’s conception of symbolic domination as based on misrecognition and compare it with Gramsci’s notion of hegemony based on consent. Drawing on ethnographic research in workplaces in the USA and Hungary I show how both theories are flawed. Gramsci does not appreciate the importance of mystification as a foundation . . . → Read More: The roots of domination: Beyond Bourdieu and Gramsci – Sociology

Young people’s labour market experiences in Europe

ABSTRACT

This paper looks at the effects of the ‘Great Recession’ on young people’s labour market experiences in the European Union. The paper documents some of the key characteristics of young people’s labour market experiences during the current recession and then seeks to provide some explanations of these applying both cross-section and time series rolling . . . → Read More: Young people’s labour market experiences in Europe

Temporary workers’ job insecurity feelings and well-being in Europe

ABSTRACT

This study investigates whether temporary contract volition and workers’ expectations for contract renewal are boundary conditions to explain differences in temporary workers’ job insecurity feelings and well-being. It is hypothesized that (1) low volition through higher job insecurity indirectly associates with lower well-being and that (2) temporary workers’ expectations of contract renewal weakens the . . . → Read More: Temporary workers’ job insecurity feelings and well-being in Europe

Enhancing the lives of older refugees: A self improvement resource for community service providers – SSWAHS

This resource aims to raise awareness, provide guidance, information and resources for aged care workers when working with older people from a refugee or refugee-like background. This resource refers to these people as older refugees.

The goals of the resource are to:

build the capacity of aged care services to recognise and respond to the . . . → Read More: Enhancing the lives of older refugees: A self improvement resource for community service providers – SSWAHS

Making the move to delivering reablement – SCIE (UK)

This At a glance briefing summarises research and practice evidence about reablement. It explains how to move from a traditional home care service to a new reablement service. However, it can also be used by service managers who want to continue to provide a traditional home care service but in a more ‘reabling’ way. This . . . → Read More: Making the move to delivering reablement – SCIE (UK)

People not processes: The future of personalisation and independent living – SCIE (UK)

SUMMARY

This report looks at the future development of personalisation at a time of limited resources. It details two seminars held in November 2011,organised by SCIE with support and funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). The seminars brought together service users, carers and a select number of people involved in practice and policy development . . . → Read More: People not processes: The future of personalisation and independent living – SCIE (UK)

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