ERIC Number: ED458435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Life Long of Learning: Elements for a Policy Agenda. The Six Key Messages of the European Memorandum in a Dutch Perspective.
Doets, Cees; Westerhuis, Anneke
This report organizes the discussion of six key messages from the European Union's Memorandum on Lifelong Learning that stressed the importance of lifelong learning for all citizens in the member states. Before considering the messages, Chapters 1-3 discuss the following three characteristic trends in the Netherlands in the area of lifelong learning as found in recent literature: "Policy Developments in Recent Decades: Many Actors But No Blueprint,""Initial Education Remains the Foundation," and "Growing Demand for Learning Throughout Life." Each chapter concludes with "key points for future policy." Chapter 4 discusses the Memorandum and lists six "key messages" that can be regarded as policy recommendation within a European perspective. Chapters 5-10 each focus on one of these key messages: new basic skills for all; more investment in human resources; innovation in teaching and learning; valuing learning; rethinking counseling and guidance; and bringing learning closer to home. Each chapter begins with a summary of questions for discussion. The authors work out the questions in the perspective of recent developments in the Netherlands. "Key points for policy" conclude the chapters. Chapter 11 presents elements of a policy agenda for a life long of learning in the Netherlands, distilled from a combination of the key points. Appendixes include 73 references, abbreviation list, and the Memorandum. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Counseling Objectives, Developed Nations, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Guidance, Human Resources, Instructional Innovation, Lifelong Learning, Literature Reviews, Policy Formation, Values Education
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Hague (Netherlands).
Authoring Institution: Centrum voor Innovatie van Opleidingen (CINOP), 's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Netherlands