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ERIC Number: ED448303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-91-89313-84-4
ISSN: N/A
Lifelong Learning and Lifewide Learning.
National Agency for Education, Stockholm.
Lifelong learning and lifewide learning describes the concept of learning in which individuals learn throughout the life-span from formal, non-formal, and informal sources. It is an issue for educational policy, labor market policy, and the workplace, as well as for civil society. Key issues in lifelong learning include the following: (1) lifelong learning "dissolves" the boundaries between policy sectors and increases communication between various walks of life; (2) lifelong learning challenges old ways of communicating and looks toward finding forms and infrastructure for cooperation and coordination; (3) lifelong and lifewide learning implies a shift in responsibility for education and learning from the public to the private and civil spheres; (4) lifelong learning also involves a shift from the state to the individual, with the individual being the center of the process; (5) government and society must create good conditions for lifelong and lifewide learning, especially by promoting educational equity; (6) lifelong and lifewide learning requires information and guidance and follow-up and evaluation. (Contains 26 references.) (KC)
Liber Distribution, 162 89 Stockholm, Sweden (Order No. 00:538; 50 Swedish Krona). For full text in English or Swedish: http://www.skolverket.se/publicerat/publikationer/lifelong_learning.shtml.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Agency for Education, Stockholm.