Learning for Life: Politics and Progress in Recurrent Education, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Learning for Life

Politics and Progress in Recurrent Education, 1st Edition

Edited by Frank Molyneux, George Low, Gerry Fowler


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Although the 1970s and 1980s witnessed a widespread reaction against investment in education there has been an extraordinary growth of interest in recurrent education. This book, sponsored by the Association for Recurrent Education, reports these considerable developments in both theory and practice in the United Kingdom and abroad. It presents a comprehensive picture of the range of initiatives and policies which are helping to make recurrent education one of the strongest sectors in contemporary education.


Table of Contents

Introduction. John Alderson. Part 1: Ten Years of Change 1. Education, Economics and Social Change Michael D. Stephens 2.Towards Recurrent and Continuing Education: Education Cycles of Failure T. R. P. Brighouse 3. The Continuing Education of Adults?: Tradition and Change Alan Charney and Arthur Stock 4. Adult and Continuing Education: National Advisory Council and All John Taylor 5. Broadcasting and Recurrent Education Naomi Sargant McIntosh 6. What Workers, What Leave? Changing Patterns of Employment and the Prospects for Paid Educational Leave John Field 7. Economic and Financial Implications of Recurrent and Continuing Education Maureen Woodhall . Part 2. The Politicians and Recurrent Education 8. Recurrent Education and Social Welfare Policy Colin Griffin 9. Continuing Education: Conservative Achievement Keith Hampson 10. Continuing Education and the Labour Party Andrew Bennett 11. The Priority of Recurrent Education: A Social Democratic Party (SDP) View Anne Sofe 12. On the Nature of Political Progress Gerry Fowler. Part 3. Recurrent Education in Practice 13. Improving Secondary Schooling: Starting From Where We Are Roger Mercer 14. 16-19: The Critical Stage for Recurrent Education Ray Morgan and Frank Molyneux 15.The Changing Curriculum at 16: a Working View of CPVE Phil Hodkinson 16. FEU Support for Recurrent Education Philip Barnard 17. The Interface Between Education and Training Carol Dalglish 18. The MSC and Adult Education and Training Geoffrey Holland 19. Recurrent Education and Industry Allan Ainsworth 20. A View from the Workplace Mike Cunningham – 21. Educational Guidance Services in Action Dorothy Eagleson and Mabel McGowan 22. Education for Adults: a Multi-Cultural Dimension Jean Jackson 23. Recurrent Education and Adult Basic Education: A Practitioners View Amanda McMahon 24. Second Chance Programmes Linden West 25. The Open University: Retrospect and Prospect in Recurrent Education Nick Small 26. University Adult Education; What Prospects? Brian Groombridge 27. The Third Age David Wood 28. The Development of Recurrent Education Karl-Axel Nilsson 29. Renewing the Agenda in Australia Chris Duke. Biographical Notes on Authors and Editors. Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects