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
- 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
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).