ERIC Number: ED385253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Community-Based Organizations and the Delivery of Lifelong Learning Opportunities.
Galbraith, Michael W.
A framework for conceptualizing community-based education and lifelong learning is presented and examined. The connection between community-based education and lifelong learning is made, as well as recommendations for research that require attention if this connection is to become a reality. The paper begins by defining community, community-based education, and lifelong learning and education. Lifelong learning is examined in terms of dimensions and psychological aspects. The connection between community-based educational and lifelong learning is then made, differentiating among formal, nonformal, and informal community-based education. A research question which needs to be asked concerns whether or not the opportunity of lifelong learning through community-based education is recognized by community-based providers and the community residents themselves. It is asserted that it is essential to investigate the realities of communities--what is actually going on or not going on to enhance lifelong learning. Fourteen specific research questions concerned with determining the community's status in lifelong learning are presented. Additional recommended research themes are the use of technology in community-based education and lifelong learning and education through mentoring. Finally, the role of the research agency is described. One figure illustrates the relationship between community-based education and lifelong learning. (Contains 31 references.) (MAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: One of eight commissioned papers presented at the conference "Public Libraries and Community-Based Education: Making the Connection for Life Long Learning." For the collected commissioned papers, see IR 017 333. For each commissioned paper separately analyzed, see IR 017 334-341.