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vocational teachers should be playing a broader mediating role within the skills ecosystem and are central to any reimagining of VET. In what follows, we review typical narratives about low-quality vocational teaching and the challenges vocational teachers often face in contexts such as South Africa and Uganda. We show how subsequent trends undermined the notion of the vocational teacher, drawing on more recent work to argue for a broader version of this notion. The case examples then provide the basis for the discussion of the possibilities (or otherwise) for vocational

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199 SIxTEEN Parental mediation Lucyna Kirwil, Maialen Garmendia, Carmelo Garitaonandia and Gemma Martínez Fernández Theoretical framework Parental mediation of children’s use of the internet involves the regulation of children’s internet use by parents in order to maximise benefits and, in particular, to minimise the potential negative impacts of the internet on children (Livingstone, 2007; Livingstone and Helsper, 2008). The notion originates in socialisation theory that refers to the parent–child relationship as a developmental process and envisions the

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185 ELEVEN Romani activism and community development: are mediators the way forward? Colin Clark Introduction Our ambition goes beyond mediation. As long as Roma face human conditions far worse than the rest of the Europeans, we cannot be fully satisfied with the results of our work. We cannot be satisfied as long as Roma people live in ghettos, as long as children attend segregated schools and as long as there are groups who de facto cannot vote. We cannot be satisfied as long as the injustice towards Roma people persists. The programme is only one

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PART I Normative Influences on Mediation

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Challenges of Contemporary Peacemaking Practice

Written by international practitioners and scholars, this pioneering work offers important insights into peace mediation practice today and the role of third parties in the resolution of armed conflicts.

The authors reveal how peace mediation has developed into a complex arena and how multifaceted assistance has become an indispensable part of it. Offering unique reflections on the new frameworks set out by the UN, they look at the challenges and opportunities of third-party involvement.

With its policy focus and real-world examples from across the globe, this is essential reading for researchers of peace and conflict studies, and a go-to reference point for advisors involved in peace processes.

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229 12 Mediating Multilateral Proxy Conflicts Francis Ward Introduction To achieve a mediated settlement, the challenge for any mediator is to ensure a minimal level of consent between the warring factions. To build this consent, the mediator needs to understand the aims and drivers of the parties, and how those drivers can be appealed to (using a combination of carrots and sticks) to craft a mutually acceptable settlement. In a conflict in which the primary actors are backed, guided or even controlled by an external third party, gaining this consent

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Introduction In this chapter, we focus particularly on the mediating role of the university, in close connection with vocational institutions and informal community actors, in developing an inclusive approach to vocational education and training (VET) through an expanded social ecosystem for skills model. Here we draw upon lessons learnt from the Alice and Gulu cases on community-based approaches to establishing an expanded skills ecosystem approach to VET in Africa. The main question guiding this chapter relates to the possible mediating role of the

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Reclaiming Affect for Agency

This book unpacks how emotions and affect are key conceptual lenses for understanding contemporary processes and discourses around migration.

Drawing on empirical research, grassroots projects with migrants and refugees, and mediated stories of migration and asylum seeking from the Global North, the book sheds light on the affects of empathy, aspiration and belonging to reveal how they can be harnessed as public emotions of positive collective change.

In the face of increasing precariousness, Khorana calls for uncovering the potential of these affects in order to build new forms of care and solidarities across differences, and in the wake of intersecting global crises.

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political groups, including those in power, have become known in the 2000s in Russia. While the feminist protest at the Kremlin can be viewed from many perspectives, it serves as an intriguing example of the highly mediatized expression and inventive tactics in which feminists in Russia have engaged in the 2010s, in order to reach the consciousness of the Russian population. In this chapter I examine practices of public feminism during turbulent times, as the political opportunities available in Russia have essentially shifted. In the previous chapter I turned the

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203 11 Mediating Across Worldviews Jeffrey R. Seul Introduction The default mechanisms, practices and mindsets we have relied upon for decades in our efforts to manage and resolve violent intra-state and international conflict, including common modes of peace mediation, may no longer be fully up to the task – if, indeed, they ever were. They often seem inadequately attuned to the drivers of our most persistent conflicts; unresponsive to the core motivations and aspirations of conflict stakeholders. This is because many of our most persistent and challenging

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