ERIC Number: ED419152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Changing Places? Flexibility, Lifelong Learning and a Learning Society.
This book examines different notions of a learning society and the changes in adult education theory and practice that will be required to create a learning society. Recent developments in the United Kingdom and, to a lesser extent, in other countries are cited as evidence that creating a learning society will require new forms of thinking about the theory and practice of adult education. The following are among the topics discussed in the book's six chapters: the relationship between discourse, power, knowledge, and governmentality; poststructuralism and postmodernism; economic, cultural, technological, and demographic changes that have contributed to the growth in interest in the notions of a learning society and lifelong learning; implications of the recent shift from focus on inputs (adult education and its provision) to focus on outputs (learning and learners); ways provision of adult education has changed to support access and participation, open and distance learning, and assessment and accreditation of outcomes in an increasing number of learning settings; the adoption of neo- and post-Fordist models of organizational development and the role of the reflective practitioner as a model for professional development; and contemporary trends and differing notions of a learning society. The bibliography contains 431 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Continuing Education, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Economic Change, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Flexible Progression, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Models, Needs Assessment, Position Papers, Professional Development, Social Change, State of the Art Reviews, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis
Routledge, 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 (hardcover: ISBN 0-415-15339-5; paperback: ISBN 0-415-15340-9).
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; European Union; Japan; United Kingdom; United States