1st Edition

Lifelong Learning Education Across the Lifespan

Edited By John Field, Mal Leicester Copyright 2001
    344 Pages
    by Routledge

    342 Pages
    by Routledge

    'Lifelong Learning' is a hot issue for educators across the world, as societies everywhere are concerned with developing a literate, skilled and flexible workforce and to widen participation in education at all levels and for all age-groups. This book covers all the major issues, with well-known academic contributors working in the field and covering the topics of theoretical, global and curriculum perspectives, widening participation and the industrial university.
    Topics covered include:
    * Community education
    * Popular education
    * Higher education
    * The corporate university
    * The school curriculum
    * Vocational studies.
    With contributors from China, Africa, USA, Canada, UK and other European countries, Lifelong Learning offers a comprehensive and challenging account of issues arising from varying lifelong learning decisions, and exposes the impact these decisions have on such a large majority of the population.

    Part 1 Theoretical perspectives; Chapter 1 Lifelong learning, lifelong learning, lifelong learning, Richard Edwards; Chapter 2 Community education and lifelong learning, Rennie Johnston; Chapter 3 The death of mass higher education and the birth of lifelong learning, Peter Scott; Chapter 4 The corporate university, Peter Jarvis; Chapter 5 Rights and obligations, Kenneth H. Lawson; Chapter 6 The evolution of the learning society, Jack Cohen, Mal Leicester; Part 2 Curriculum; Chapter 7 Care or control?, Kathryn Ecclestone; Chapter 8 Adult cognition as a dimension of lifelong learning, Stephen Brookfield; Chapter 9 Learning for living, Val Millman; Chapter 10 Learning, work and community, Terry Hyland; Chapter 11 Life politics and popular learning, Jane Thompson; Part 3 International perspectives; Chapter 12 Lifelong learning for a new society, Shirley Pendlebury, Penny Enslin; Chapter 13 Confucianism, cultural revolution and corporate classrooms, John Morgan; Chapter 14 Lifelong learning in Australia, David Aspin, John Collard, Judith Chapman; Chapter 15 Lifelong learning, Robin Barrow, Patrick Keeney; Chapter 16 Europe and lifelong learning, Klaus K├╝nzel; Part 4 Widening Part icipation; Chapter 17 Learning in the Isles, John Field; Chapter 18 Inclusive learning for 'active citizenship', Mary Stuart; Chapter 19 Black and other ethnic minority communities' learning needs, Alyson Malach; Chapter 20 Lifelong learning and voluntary organizations, Konrad Elsdon; Chapter 21 Education, training and adult refugees in the UK and Australia, Janet Hannah; Chapter 22 Ageing with technology, Jane McKie; Chapter 23 Reflections on lifelong learning and the Third Age, Alex Withnall; Chapter 24 Lifelong learning, John McIlroy;


    John Field, Mal Leicester

    'This book is a comprehensive overview of views about lifelong learning. It provides essential/interesting background reading for distance educators ... This collection is a major contribution to lifelong learning discourse and thinking and should also be to development policy.' - Michael Richardson, Open Learning

    'There is a rapidly expanding literature on lifelong learning. This book is a very useful contribution to the literature, particularly from the perspective of the UK ... [It] is recommended for policymakers, practitioners and researchers interested in this key topic of educational development.' - International Journal of Education Development