The twenty-first century has seen massive migration of peoples escaping the degradation of the environment, effects of war, threats to security, and lack of opportunity in their countries of origin. Those who survive, some coming to terms with the trauma of losing loved ones along the way, enter as migrants, refugees, and temporary workers. This paper examines the plight of these vulnerable migratory populations in light of the global responsibility for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Special attention is given to the supports necessary for a lifelong learning (LLL) response to enable this population to live a life characterized by dignity. The authors argue for a LLL process that addresses the particular politics of “disposability” (Bauman 2006, p. 40) surrounding many migrants’ lives.
- Lifelong learning
- Temporary workers
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English, L.M., Mayo, P. (2021). LLL Challenges: Responding to Migration and the Sustainable Development Goals. In: Lifelong Learning, Global Social Justice, and Sustainability. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65778-9_7
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