Researching the Recognition of Prior Learning: International Perspectives

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As a rapidly developing approach across the world, the recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an educational response to the need to widen participation in education and training for economic advancement and social inclusion. What is new in RPL research? How does research in different countries compare? What is next? Researching the Recognition of Prior Learning: International Perspectives is an authoritative, up-to-date overview of international research practice in RPL, and is aimed at researchers, postgraduate students, and practitioners interested in all adult education disciplines. The book provides a comprehensive account of current research in the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, England, Scotland, Sweden, and other EU and OECD countries. Scholars from each country or jurisdiction have been invited to address key questions: Who is doing research? How are they doing it, and why? What questions are being asked? It is designed to consolidate international approaches and identify research gaps, possibilities, and emerging questions to support the development of innovative research into the theory and practice of RPL over the next decade.

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Judy Harris is Adjunct Professor at Thompson Rivers University (TRU), British Columbia, Canada, and was the first Visiting Scholar to be hosted by the Open Learning division of TRU in 2010. Her research interests include the curricular and pedagogic implications of the recognition of prior learning (RPL), work-based learning and widening participation in higher education. Mignonne Breier is in the Research Office at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where she manages university-wide research development programmes. She was previously a Researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council and the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of the Western Cape. Her research straddles informal learning, higher education, professional education and student dropout, but recognition of prior learning has been a key theme. Christine Wihak is the Director of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), at Thompson Rivers University British Columbia, Canada. She is responsible for a PLAR department that serves the university's on-campus and distance education students. She is founder and Director of the Prior Learning International Research Centre (PLIRC) and has taken a leadership role in developing Canadian and international communities of scholarship in PLAR. Her personal research interest is cross-cultural issues in PLAR in higher education.

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