Perspectives on Learning Cities and Regions: Policy, Practice and Participation

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In this publication, policy-makers, practitioners, and researchers come together to demonstrate, in a wide variety of settings, how new initiatives to create learning cities and regions can improve dialogue between the practice and research communities. In demonstrating the productive outcomes of knowledge transfer, the book should serve to encourage those in government and in practice-leading roles to develop further the arrangements to facilitate the productive sharing and application of knowledge drawn from reflections on experience and from research. The book is a great starting point for opening up debate around the theme of learning cities and regions, and it includes case studies from around the world.

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Norman Longworth has a varied background in schools, industry, universities and professional associations. Formerly manager of IBM's external education projects in Europe, President of the European Lifelong Learning Initiative and Visiting Professor at several European Universities, he wrote the EC policy document on Learning Regions and has also written well-known books on lifelong learning and learning regions. Michael Osborne is Professor of Adult and Lifelong Learning at the University of Glasgow, and experienced in adult education, VET and higher education research, development and evaluation. He is Director of the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning within the Faculty of Education and Co-director of the PASCAL Observatory on Place Management, Social Capital and Lifelong Learning. He was formerly Co-director of the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning at the University of Stirling and has worked in the field of lifelong learning in the UK and beyond for 30 years.

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