ERIC Number: ED465864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Consultation Process on the European Commission's "Memorandum on Lifelong Learning": Analysis of National Reports. CEDEFOP Panorama Series.
Ni Cheallaigh, Martina, Ed.
This document presents outcomes of a review of the Memorandum on Lifelong Learning (LL) consultation reports from member states of the European Commission and EEA (European Economic Area) countries that collected all views on how best to make progress in implementing LL at local, regional, and national levels. Section 1 provides an overview of these main trends in the reports: balancing employability and active citizenship; integrative versus sectoral approach; weak European dimension; and working together. Section 2 has a short introduction that precedes thematic analyses for each of the memorandum's six key messages (KMs). The order of the KMs reflects these three broad categories of action required for effective implementation of LL: essential preconditions for LL (KM1--New basic skills for all; KM2--More investment in human resources); improving quality and benefits of learning processes and outcomes (KM3--Innovation in teaching and learning; KM4--Valuing learning); and providing learner-friendly contexts and support services for LL and lifewide learning (KM5--Rethinking guidance and counseling; KM6--Bringing learning closer to home). Section 3 highlights these four issues that could contribute to further debate on implementing LL: valuing nonformal and informal learning; curricular reform; technology and pedagogy; and work-life balance. (Appendixes include materials and review method and proposals for research and action contained in the member state/EEA reports.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Citizenship, Comparative Education, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Employment, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Informal Education, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Nonformal Education, Nontraditional Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Implementation, Regional Characteristics
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: European Union