ERIC Number: ED178756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Lifelong Learning: A Human Agenda.
Overly, Norman V., Ed.
Focusing on lifelong learning and its relevance and importance to American education, this yearbook examines goals, obstacles, and suggested approaches. The first two of three parts are presented in an expressionistic style--a collage of musings, vignettes, and headlines intended to raise questions and reflect the diversity of views in our pluralistic society and the broader global context. Part 1, The Search for Goals, includes a variety of observations, anecdotes, etc., dealing with the problems of establishing realistic and attainable goals for a nation of lifelong learners. Many selections are marked with musical cleff symbols signifying they are woofers, sometimes disturbing and sometimes solemn, and tweeters, sometimes humorous and sometimes annoying. Part 2, The Realities/The Obstacles, deals with events, accomplishments, failures, and problems that must be overcome. The third section, Coming to Terms, is a series of papers by individual authors on approaches to the linking of resources for lifetime learning. Topics include open education, curriculum as a human agenda, educational leadership responsibility, the individual as culture maker, and a comprehensive model for lifelong learning with learners, experiences, resources, and authentication as major components. Appended are brief profiles of the contributing authors and a directory of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development board of directors and staff. (FP)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, American Culture, Attitude Change, Community Study, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Educational Assessment, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educationally Disadvantaged, Lifelong Learning, Models, Opinions, Public Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
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