ERIC Number: ED401848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-16
A Learning Society: Creating an America that Encourages Learning throughout Life.
Queeney, Donna S., Ed.
This paper sets out an agenda for higher education that will create a society in which lifetime learning is encouraged, valued, and rewarded. The paper presents five key issues that must be defined in order to achieve these goals: (1) the role of higher education; (2) the role of public policy; (3) how resources and intellectual property are to be managed; (4) how a community of learners can be created and sustained; and (5) strategies for creating institutional change. The principles set forth to guide this agenda include: the value of learning both to society as a whole and the individual, universal equity of access, enhancement of the natural propensity for learning, acknowledgment that a lifetime learning society will be consumer-driven, the importance of arts and cultural studies, the unique commission of public higher education institutions, and the ability to identify learning needs. The paper then lists 16 strategies that would allow colleges and universities to act as catalysts for change. A list of discussion participants and reviewers is appended to the paper. (CH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: White paper prepared for the Kellogg Commission of the National Association of State Colleges and Land Grant Universities (1996).