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ERIC Number: EJ942035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
From Education to Lifelong Learning: The Emerging Regime of Learning in the European Union
Tuschling, Anna; Engemann, Christoph
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v38 n4 p451-469 Aug 2006
This paper investigates the role of the lifelong learning discourse in actual governmentality. Starting with a description of the origins of lifelong learning in the discussions about alternative education in the 1960s and 1970s, the current adoption of lifelong learning by the European Union is used to show its critical components. Along with the distinction between formal and informal learning it is demonstrated how lifelong learning attempts to change the field of learning from enclosed environments to a totality of learning events, while at the same time attempting to change the individuals into self-organizing learners. We show that lifelong learning has a crucial role within the strategies of subjectivation, since its mandate is to provide individuals with the necessary skill-sets. Finally the methodological prerequisites of the administration of Lifelong Learning are investigated, showing the corresponding developments in the European Union and their contribution to generating a European population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union