ERIC Number: ED437538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Lifelong Learning: The Politics of the New Learning Environment. Higher Education Policy Series 44.
This book explores the imperatives of a mass system of higher education through data drawn from a British study of access- and foundation-year students and their teachers. Chapter 1 introduces the book's purposes: to describe learning in postcompulsory education and reclamation of lifelong learning as a sociopolitical project in which universities and colleges can play a key part. Chapter 2 proposes a theoretical orientation for lifelong learning. Chapter 3 is a critique of the prevailing orthodoxy that assumes that a concern with education equates to a concern with formal education. Chapters 4-5 present some interview data that reflect the experience of a group of mature students currently in postcompulsory education. Data are organized under three themes: the course and the college, the student learning process, and motivational factors. The themes are depicted as a model of lifelong learning. Chapter 6 deals with the manner of data collection and analysis. Chapter 7 provides summaries of the key policy texts that were to appear during 1997: the Kennedy, Dearing, and Fryer reports. Chapter 8 explores some of the deficiencies of the current policy direction and argues that a radical proactive policy approach is required to bring about a society of lifelong learning. The book contains 130 references and subject and author indexes. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, College Role, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education
Jessica Kinsgley Publishers, 325 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Web site: http://www.jkp.com.
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom