ERIC Number: ED462589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Lifelong Learning and the New Educational Order.
This document explores the sudden increase in interest in lifelong learning among policymakers in Great Britain and elsewhere; existing patterns of participation in lifelong learning; the measures being developed to promote lifelong learning; and the prospects of achieving a viable learning society. The following are among the topics discussed in the book's five chapters: (1) lifelong learning as a design for the future (global policy consensus on lifelong learning; the changing course of life and new learning challenges; education and the learning society); (2) the silent explosion in lifelong learning (the impact of a learning society; permanently learning subjects; fashion and the individual; reflexive modernization); (3) the learning economy (occupational change and the changing skills mix; the learning company; mobility, flexibility, and the learning imperative; the concept of employable workers as economic nomads; self-direction and employment; learning to work and learning from work); (4) groups that are being left behind (social exclusion and the redundancy of the poor; rising expectations; the politics of poverty and discourse of exclusion; legitimate inequalities; the "knowledge poor"; human capital and social capital); and (5) the new educational order (schooling in a learning society; widening participation; investing in social capital; pursuing the search for meaning). (Contains 343 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Learning Processes, Lifelong Learning, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Occupational Mobility, Open Education, Participation, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Poverty, Public Policy, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Social Capital, Social Change, Social Isolation, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Universities, Vocational Education, Womens Education, Working Poor
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)