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Research title: Creating Sustainable Livelihood and Inclusive Learning Opportunities through Skills Development in an Urban Neighbourhood

Research Summary

Title: Sustainable livelihoods and social integration through skills development for urban refugees?

The purpose of this research is to investigate various factors that affect the perception, engagement and participation of refugees in the skills and vocational training; and whether and how the available learning and skills acquisition programmes lead to further opportunities of sustainable livelihood and social inclusion. 

The research will make policy recommendations, propose practical interventions and create suggestions for further research. The research will be of considerable interest to policymakers, adult educators, community organisations, and related practitioners especially in the context of learning cities and reducing inequalities in lifelong learning and education. The benefits of this research include providing evidence-based policy recommendations to make the vocational and skills training programmes more useful and connected to the livelihood of urban refugees. 


Journal Articles

Peer reviewed

Dagar, P. (2021). Vocational Education and Training for Indigenous Women in India: Toward a Participatory Planning Approach. International Journal of Training Research,(doi: 10.1080/14480220.2021.1959379) (Early Online Publication)

Dagar, P. (2019). Adult education In India from a subaltern perspective. Postcolonial Directions in Education, 8(1), pp. 61-77.

Conference Item 

Moskal, M. Odena, O. Arizpe, E. Gormally, S. Pacheco, E.-M. Dagar, P. and Aldegheri, E. (2021) Education, Culture and Learning in Response to Conflict and Protracted Crisis. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 65th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 25-29 Apr 2021.

Book Sections 

Dagar, P., & Sharma, N. (2021). Education and Lifelong Learning for Refugees: Equity and Inclusion in Policy and Practice. In Rajan. I (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Refugees in India. Routledge. Forthcoming in December

Dagar, P. (in press). Subaltern Perspectives in Adult Education. In Deb. P (Eds.), Adult Education in India. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Dagar, P & Kurshid, K. (2021). Adult Education in a Postcolonial World: Perspectives from the Global South. In B.Slade & P. Mayo (Eds.), Adult Education and Difference. Rotterdam: Sense publishers. Manuscript submitted for publication.



University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences Research Fund 2020/21

Awarded to analyse a master's programme from a decolonial lens. Professor Bonnie Slade is the PI of the project. The research contributes to the global discourse on decolonising higher education.


GCRF-SHLC College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship

University of Glasgow, 2018-2021


Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Scholarship by European Union's Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency (EACEA)

International Master in Adult Education for Social Change (IMAESC), 2016-2018