ERIC Number: ED382881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Learning Society: Political Rhetoric and Electoral Reality.
Small, Nick, Ed.
This document, which is designed to assess the political realities for lifelong learning in Great Britain in the 1990s, contains five papers. The introductory papers, "Editor's Preface" (Nick Small) and "Foreword" (Richard Hoggart), set the stage for the remaining three papers and present a brief overview of their contents and scope. "The Learning Society: Rhetoric and Reality in 1992" (Frank Molyneux) analyzes the standing of lifelong education in the preelection policy papers of Great Britain's Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties. John Taylor's paper "Lifelong Learning and the Election Campaign" examines the extent to which continuing education figured in media coverage of Great Britain's last election campaign. Finally, "The Language of Priorities" (Gerry Fowler) reviews education and training provision in a broader context, with special attention to the gaps between party policies and the developments needed in lifelong learning and continuing education for adults. Appended are excerpts from the Conservative Party, Labour Party, and Liberal Democrat Party manifestos pertaining to education and training. Also included are brief profiles of the authors and lists of the principles on which the Association for Lifelong Learning (ALL) is based, the ALL's primary objectives, and selected ALL publications. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Political Campaigns, Political Issues, Political Parties, Politics of Education, Position Papers, Public Policy
Department of Continuing Education, Lancaster University, Storey Institute, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH, United Kingdom (1.50 pounds plus postage overseas).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Lifelong Learning (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain; Labour Party (United Kingdom)
Note: Foreword by Richard Hoggart.