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1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning

Edited By

Peter Jarvis

ISBN 9780415419048
Published October 29, 2008 by Routledge
560 Pages

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Book Description

As lifelong learning grows in popularity, few comprehensive pictures of the phenomenon have emerged. The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning provides a disciplined and complete overview of lifelong learning internationally.

The theoretical structure puts the learner at the centre and the book emanates from there, pointing to the social context beyond the learner.
Up-to-the-minute syntheses from many of the leading international experts in the field give vital snapshots of this rapidly evolving subject from wide-ranging perspectives including:

  • learning throughout life
  • sites of lifelong learning
  • modes of learning
  • policies
  • social movements
  • issues in lifelong learning
  • geographical dimensions.

This authoritative volume, essential reading for academics in the field of Lifelong Learning, examines the complexities of the subject within a systematic global framework and places it in its socio-historic context.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introductory Chapters  1. Lifelong Learning: a Social Ambiguity Peter Jarvis  2. Learning in Everyday Life  Peter Jarvis   Part 2: Learning throughout Life  3. Young Adulthood  Rachel Brooks  4. Middle Age Mary Alice Wolf  5. Later Adulthood  Mary Alice Wolf   Part 3: Sites of Lifelong Learning  6. The Family Linden West  7. Literacy Paul Belanger  8. Schooling  Stephen Gorard  9. Universities David Watson  10. Workplace Learning Henning Salling Olesen  11. Workplace Learning in America Karen Watkins and Victoria Marsick  12. Trades Unions  John Holford  13. The Community  John Field  14. The Learning Region Shirley Walters  15. Cultural Heritage Henrik Zapsane  16. Libraries  Susam Imel and Kim Duckett  17. Tourism  Jean-Louis Vignuda  Part 4: Modes of Learning  18. Self-Directed Learning  Richard Taylor  19. On Being Taught  Stephen Brookfield  20. Distance Learning  Otto Peters  21. e-learning WeiYuan Zhang  22. The Web  Santosh Panda  Part 5: Policies  23. National Policies and Lifelong Learning  Colin Griffin  24. The European Union Peter Jarvis  25. The World Bank William Rivera  26. OECD  Tom Schuller  27. UNESCO, Adama Ouane  28. Commonwealth of Learning  John Daniels  Part 6: Social Movements  29. Non-Governmental Organisations and Networks Alan Tuckett  30. NGOs and Development – dvv, Chris Duke and Heribert Hinzen  31. Social Movements Budd Hall  32. International Aid and Development Cornelia Dragne and Budd Hall  Part 7: Perspectives on Lifelong Learning  33. Economics Hans Schuetze  34. Philosophy Kenneth Wain  35. Psychology Knud Illeris  36. Sociology Kjell Rubenson  37. Feminism  Julia Preece  38. Religion Peter Jarvis  Part 8: Geographical Dimensions  39. Africa  Michel Omolewa  40. Asia  Songee Han  41. Australia  Mark Tennant and Roger Morris  42. Europe  Janos Toff  43. India  Dr. CPS Chauhan  44. South America  Candido Gomes  45. United States  Arthur Wilson

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Peter Jarvis is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of lifelong learning, adult and continuing education and is founding editor of The International Journal of Lifelong Education (Taylor & Francis). He is Professor of Continuing Education at the University of Surrey, UK, honorary Visiting Professor at City University and Professor of the University of Pecs, Hungary (honoris causa).