The rapid transformations of social, economic, and cultural worlds of learners in school and nonschool settings that we are facing today are reminiscent of the transformations that accompanied the industrial revolution at the turn of the 20th century. Like those at the turn of the 20th century, education researchers and their constituencies (e.g., students, teachers, community members, and policy makers) are faced with a series of questions: How are we to respond to the educational challenges of this new millennium? How do we engage with new forms of learning, the influence of new media on children's lives, changing community dynamics, and many long-standing and tenacious educational and social problems? And how can research and theory constructively and critically engage with the demands and imperatives of government educational and social policies?
In this book, the editors bring together an intergenerational group of researchers who represent both new and long-standing perspectives and debates on the shapes, definitions, and processes of learning in the context of global cultural and economic change.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Rethinking Learning: What Counts as Learning and What Learning Counts - Judith Green and Allan LukeChapter 1: Redefining Disciplinary Learning in Classroom Contexts - Michael J. Ford and Ellice A. FormanChapter 2: Cross-National Explorations of Sociocultural Research on Learning - Olga A. Vásquez Chapter 3: Learning in Inclusive Education Research: Re-mediating Theory and Methods With a Transformative Agenda - Alfredo J. Artiles, Elizabeth B. Kozleski, Sherman Dorn, and Carol Christensen Chapter 4: Validity in Educational Assessment - Pamela A. Moss, Brian J. Girard, and Laura C. HanifordChapter 5: Social, Methodological, and Theoretical Issues Regarding Assessment: Lessons From a Secondary Analysis of PISA 2000 Literacy Tests - Jean-Yves Rochex Chapter 6: Culture and Learning in the Context of Globalization: Research Directions - Wan Shun Eva Lam Chapter 7: Engaging Young People: Learning in Informal Contexts - Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur Chapter 8: Youth, Technology, and Media Cultures - Julian Sefton-Green