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ERIC Number: ED532921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Why Learning Not Education?--Analysis of Transnational Education Policies in the Age of Globalization
Mandal, Sayantan
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 3 p363-374 2012
The profound influence of globalization seems helping outshine the concept of "education" with the more flexible notion of "learning" in the education policies of major transnational organizations. With considerable differences in concepts, all of them are promoting "learning", more specifically LLL (lifelong learning) through their policies. However, there are considerable levels of resistance to that as well. Why then LLL is being projected by the transnational organizations as a part (sometimes ubiquitous) of the solution and a way forward? This multidimensional and ambiguous nature of "learning" in transnational policy arena seeks an analysis and asks: How are different worldviews of "learning" and LLL changes and modifies themselves in the age of globalization? Why is there a paradigm shift form "education" to "learning" within the global policy arena? The purpose of this paper is to explore the changes inside the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), the EU (European Union), the OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) and the WB's (World Bank) policies regarding the concept of LLL in the context of globalization in contemporary time. To analyze the issue critically, this paper takes the help of Jarvis's (2008) theoretical model, as it links globalization and LLL with different entities with necessary flexibilities for analytical inputs. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: European Union