Narratives of migration for reframing adult education for equity in mobile times

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The growth of transnational migration suggests another frame is needed to analyse comparative adult education that can reflect these new mobilities. Adult education researchers have drawn attention to the neglect of issues that affect immigrants as they seek to find employment and integrate in their new locations. These researchers have also argued that in times of increased mobility adult education needs reframing to promote for social justice. This chapter contributes to this re-framing. Adopting a narrative analysis of local policy actors, this chapter addresses how particular sets of ideas and practices in relation to migrants and their integration have become privileged. The chapter reveals two contrasting narratives of migration that show how migrants are positioned in relation to adult education and learning; one narrative encourages greater intercultural learning and integration between new migrants and the host communities and the other encourages practices that negate the expertise of new migrants and increase inequalities. Discussion of these narratives illuminates new lines of sight to explore transnational experiences for reframing adult education
for equity in mobile times.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-91
Number of pages21
JournalInternationales Jahrbuch der Erwachsenenbildung
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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