ERIC Number: ED178705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
School Curriculum in the Context of Lifelong Learning. UIE Monographs, 9.
The contribution of recent curriculum research to an analysis of the ways in which the school curriculum could promote lifelong learning is discussed in this literature review and analysis. The introductory chapter points up the focus on articulation between school learning and out-of-school learning and notes the limitation of the study to curriculum approaches in industrialized countries so that results cannot be directly applied to other countries having different patterns of education. Further explanations are made of three curriculum functions relating to lifelong learning: introductory function (acquainting pupils with lifelong learning), orienting function (preparation for the world of work), and subsidiary function (examining curricula to find out how well they can enrich discussions of lifelong learning at school). Chapter 2 explains the concept of lifelong learning, clarifying differences between it and other concepts. Chapter 3 analyzes major trends in curriculum research and development including re-assessment of selected functions and aims of compulsory education, shifts in the selection of content, and a new emphasis on individual learning experiences. Chapter 4 evaluates the analysis from the point of view of horizontal and vertical dimensions of curriculum. Conclusions regarding curriculum analysis are drawn in Chapter 5, again in relationship to the three functions of the school curriculum. (FP)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Content Analysis, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Individual Activities, Individualized Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Experience, Lifelong Learning, Literature Reviews, Self Actualization, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (West Germany). Inst. for Education.