Economic globalization, modern transportation, and advanced communication technologies have greatly enhanced the mobility of people across national boundaries. The resulting demographic, social, and cultural changes create new opportunities for development as well as new challenges for lifelong learning.
Transnational Migration and Lifelong Learning examines the changing nature of lifelong learning in the current age of transnational migration. The book brings together international scholars from a range of countries in a dialogue about the relationship between work, learning, mobility, knowledge, and citizenship in the context of globalization and migration. It covers a wide range of topics, including: global perspectives and analyses of migration; the impact of migration on lifelong learning; processes of exclusion and inclusion in lifelong learning; the tension between mobility, knowledge, and recognition; and transnationalism, learning communities, and citizenship.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.
About the Author:
Shibao Guo is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is an affiliated researcher with the Prairie Metropolis Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration, Integration, and Diversity (MPC). His research interests include citizenship and immigration, lifelong learning, social justice and equity in education, and comparative and international education. His recent works have appeared in the Journal of International Migration and Integration, Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Convergence, and Frontiers of Education in China. He was the co-president of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (2009-2011) and is currently an executive member of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association.