ERIC Number: ED448303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
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)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Equal Education, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Informal Education, Lifelong Learning, Nonformal Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Self Actualization, Student Centered Curriculum
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
Authoring Institution: National Agency for Education, Stockholm.