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Global education and learning book nominated for prestigious award

5 February 2021

A book edited by UCL Institute of Education (IOE) academic Professor Douglas Bourn has been chosen as a finalist for the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Award.

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The awards, which have been running since 1976, recognise books, journals, reference works, and digital products of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study each year.

Professor Bourn’s book The Bloomsbury Handbook of Global Education and Learning was chosen in the ‘Single and Multivolume Reference, & Textbooks in the Social Sciences’ category.

The book examines global issues and themes in education, offering different areas of debate, analysis of policies and exploring new directions for research. It includes chapters from internationally renowned academics across the world, including members of staff at the IOE’s Development Education Research Centre (DERC).

The Development Education Research Centre (DERC) acts as the hub for knowledge generation, new thinking and quality output on development education, global learning and global citizenship.

Professor Douglas Bourn, Editor of the book and Director of the Development Education Research Centre, said:

“Global Education and Learning has become an increasingly popular field of education around the world in recent years as global forces increasingly influence people’s lives. But up until now there had been few publications that had showed the breadth of this field around the world. This Handbook is the first to cover ideas and practices from all regions of the world. Being shortlisted for this prestige award is a great honour to the Development Education Research Centre at UCL which co-ordinated the publication but also a recognition of the stature of this increasingly important area of educational thinking and practices.”

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Global Education and Learning was published in February 2020. At a launch event Douglas Bourn and selected chapter authors presented overviews of the publication.



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