ERIC Number: ED481329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
European Report on Quality Indicators of Lifelong Learning: Fifteen Quality Indicators.
Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture.
Lifelong learning has emerged as a central focus of the European Union's (EU) goal of becoming a knowledge society. Lifelong learning aims to build an inclusive society, to adjust the ways in which education and training are provided, and to encourage and equip people to participate in all spheres of modern public life. Indicators of lifelong learning have been established in order to help describe the present situation of lifelong learning, quantify objectives that have been set, provide continuous updates on progress toward objectives, and provide insights into which factors contribute to achieving results. The 15 quality indicators and the 4 areas in which they are situated are as follows: (1) the skills, competencies, and attitudes area contains literacy, numeracy, new skills for the learning society, learning-to-learn skills, active citizenship skills, and cultural and social skills; (2) the access and participation area contains access to lifelong learning and participation in lifelong learning; (3) the resources for lifelong learning area contains investment in lifelong learning, educators and learning, and ICT (information and communications technology) in learning; and (4) the strategies and system development area contains strategies for lifelong learning, coherence of supply, guidance and counseling, accreditation and certification, and quality assurance. (Contains 4 annexes and 12 tables.) (MO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Adult Learning, Career Guidance, Citizen Participation, Competency Based Education, Educational Finance, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Guidance Programs, Information Technology, Job Training, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Numeracy, Student Participation, Technology Uses in Education
For full text: http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/policies/lll/life/report/quality/report_en.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture.
Identifiers - Location: European Union