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ERIC Number: ED455454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 230
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7494-3411-2
The Age of Learning: Education and the Knowledge Society.
Jarvis, Peter, Ed.
This book's 18 chapters provide a multi-disciplinary analysis of lifelong learning and the learning society by doing the following: (1) examining the way that these phenomena have emerged; (2) analyzing the concepts; (3) discussing ways in which the learning society functions; (4) assessing the implications of the learning society for other sectors of the educational institution; and (5) reflecting on the age of learning. Many examples are taken from experiences in the United Kingdom. The following essays are included: "The Emerging Idea" (Linda Merricks); "Social, Economic, and Political Contexts" (Stephen McNair); "The Changing Educational Scene" (Peter Jarvis); "From Education Policy to Lifelong Learning Strategies" (Colin Griffin); "The Learning Society" (Colin Griffin and Bob Brownhill); "Lifelong Learning" (Bob Brownhill); "Paying for the Age of Learning" (Stephen McNair); "Work-Related Learning" (Paul Tosey and Stephen McNair); "Facilitating Access To Learning: Educational and Vocational Guidance" (Julia Preece); "Implications of the Learning Society for Education beyond School" (Linda Merricks); "The School in the Age of Learning" (John Holford and Gill Nicholls); "Corporations and Professions" (Peter Jarvis and Paul Tosey); "Implications for the Delivery of Learning Materials" (John Holford and Tom Black); "Implications for Including the Socially Excluded in the Learning Age" (Julia Preece); "The Public Recognition of Learning" (Peter Jarvis); "Questioning the Learning Society" (Peter Jarvis); "Civil Society and Citizenship in a Learning Age" (John Holford); and "Future Directions for the Learning Society" (Peter Jarvis and Julia Preece). Each essay lists references. (KC)
Stylus Publishing, P.O. Box 605, Herndon, VA 20172-0605 (hardback: ISBN-0-7497-3411-2, $65; paperback: ISBN-0-7494-3412-0, $29.95). Tel: 800-232-0223 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-661-1501; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers; Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom