ERIC Number: ED135268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Lifetime Distribution of Education, Work and Leisure: Research, Speculations and Policy Implications of Changing Life Patterns.
Best, Fred; Stern, Barry
The concept of lifelong learning is generally defined as the expansion of formal and informal education from the relatively exclusive life stage of youth and early adulthood. This presentation has two stated purposes: (1) to demonstrate that the success of current proposals for lifelong learning will be highly dependent on their integration with the institutions and human activities concerned with work and leisure; and (2) to outline and demonstrate a belief that progress is combating a wide range of interrelated social problems such as unemployment, over and under education, worker alienation, poverty, racism, sexism, forced retirement and institutional obsolescence will require integrated policies and programs and that the redistribution of education, work, and leisure throughout entire lifetimes may represent an effective means of addressing many of these social ills. The paper deals with four basic areas: (1) a general framework for social analysis based on overall lifetime patterns; (2) a review of problems in the realm of work and their relation to current lifetime patterns; (3) some speculations concerning the future redistribution of education, work, and leisure throughout entire life spans; and (4) a discussion of some of the research and policy implications of the analysis. (Author/JMF)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Age Groups, Career Change, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Learning Experience, Learning Processes, Leisure Time, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Education, Policy, Sex Bias, Social Change, Social Problems, Work Life Expectancy
Institute for Educational Leadership, The George Washington Univ., 1101 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 310, Washington, D.C. ($1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.