Karen Evans is Professor and Chair in Education (Lifelong Learning) at the Institute of Education, University of London and research theme leader in the UK Economic and Social Research Council LLAKES Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies. Karen Evans’ main fields of research are learning in life and work transitions, and learning in and through the workplace. She has directed major studies of learning and working life in Britain and internationally. Books include Improving Literacy at Work (2011); Learning, Work and Social Responsibility (2009); Improving Workplace Learning (2006); Reconnection: Countering Social Exclusion through Situated Learning (2004); Working to Learn (2002); Learning and Work in the Risk Society (2000). She has recently co-edited the Sage Handbook of Workplace Learning (2011) and the Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning (2012) and was previously editor of the journal of international and comparative education COMPARE. She is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).
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