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ERIC Number: EJ788170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Lifelong Learning in England and Japan: Three Translations
Okumoto, Kaori
Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, v38 n2 p173-188 Mar 2008
This article provides a comparative analysis of the development of lifelong learning in England and Japan, while addressing the multi-dimensional nature of "lifelong learning". The article argues that "lifelong learning" is a concept which has unusual adaptability and legitimacy, and for these reasons has been subject to multiple translations over the last twenty years in both England and Japan. These translations can be identified: a) through discourse; b) in the development of policy; and c) as the shift in the political ideology. Drawing on the insights generated from the three strands, the article concludes that lifelong learning is being translated to accommodate various agendas and has been adapted in diverse contexts. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; United Kingdom (England)