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ERIC Number: ED221499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Learning Never Ends: Need for Lifelong Learning Programs.
Di Paula, Freddy O.
This paper presents the notions of lifelong learning and lifelong learners within a social perspective. In order to illustrate this social perspective, the need for lifelong learning, factors affecting the lifelong learner, and the characteristics of the lifelong learning population are discussed. Educational and program implications are provided that should be helpful for program developers to take into consideration while making decisions about future educational programs. The viewpoint is offered that to achieve the goals of a learning society, challenged by rapid progress and new knowledge, two elements must be present. First, it is necessary that the related culture place a value on continued learning in order to improve the quality of life. And second, that educators who plan educational programs make use of their students' accumulated life experiences in their approach to designing education for lifelong learners. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Colloquium of the Council of Graduate Students in Education (1981).