ERIC Number: ED455454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
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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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Citizenship Education, Delivery Systems, Developed Nations, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Learning Processes, Lifelong Learning, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers; Students
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom