ERIC Number: ED127478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Lifelong Education--Into the Nation's Third Century.
Pierce, William F.
This document, a presentation made at the Second Career Education National Forum, discusses concepts related to increasing the awareness and importance of lifelong education. Three kinds of education--formal, informal, and non-formal--are defined and described in relation to the need for non-restrictive educational settings and attitudes which would enhance and support lifelong education. Two things are cited that career education should impart to adults: first, it should provide each individual those skills required for him or her to take maximum advantage of every occupational and educational opportunity; and second, it should develop in each person a predeliction toward continuing to learn throughout his/her life. In reference to adults, the facts remain that: (1) Large numbers of adults already express dissatisfaction with the three arbitrary stages of life (youth, adulthood, and old age), which assign educational activities to youth, (2) a large number of adults suggest that they have been conditioned to believe that education is for youth, (3) access to continuing education has been eased by advances in technology, increased leisure time, and other situations, and (4) there is no clearly formulated policy framework for adult activities and educational opportunities. Suggestions are made for ways of establishing lifelong learning attitudes and how such attitudes are significant. References are included. (WL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Career Education National Forum (2nd, Washington, D. C. February, 1976)