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Lifelong Education and International Relations

1st Edition

By Ettore Gelpi


212 pages

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Originally published in 1985, this book argues that lifelong education has a vital part to play in fostering international political understanding. It also demonstrates how educational planners can use the concept of lifelong education to deal with some of the contradictions inherent in much of the educational system in the industrialised world. There is a case study from Japan and China and chapters on the role of culture, migration and labour mobility.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Lifelong Education: Concept and Aim 2. The Meaning of Life and the Meaning of History in Some Contemporary Cultures Part 2: The Economic and the Technological Dynamics 3. International Division of Labour, Educational Policies and a New International Order 4. Mobility of Labour, Technological Changes and the Right to Work 5. Living Without Wages 6. Youth and Adult Workers' Education Part 3: The Search For and the Importance of Culture 7. Culture in the City, Rural Environment and Community Development 8. Migration and Creativities 9. Emerging Cultural and Educational Needs Part 4: Educational Trends and Issues: Examples of Action, Co-operation and Conflict 10. Towards a New Educational Order: Encounters and Confrontation in Education 11. Intercultural Co-Operation in Higher Education 12. The Human Sciences and North-South Relations 13. The Educational Implications of Recent Scientific, Technological and Cultural Exchanges Between Japan and China 14. A Personal International Experience 15. Creative Struggles for Development 16. Lifelong Education: Opportunities and Obstacles

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education

Against a background of profound wordwide social and economic change, the concept of lifelong learning has come increasingly into the public eye. As educators and policy-makers rethink the meaning of education, the purpose of schooling and the place of learning in our everyday lives, educational institutions are opening up to those traditionally deprived of the opportunity. The books in this set, originally published between 1979 and 1992 with many including global case studies reflect upon major issues confronting adult educators worldwide and

  • discuss the role of adult education in social and community action
  • examine the relationship between class and adult education
  • look at the concept of culture and the transmission of cultural values in relations to adult education
  • evaluate the role of adult education in reducing unemployment
  • case studies of adult education programmes in Afria, Asia and Latin America.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education