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Jarvis, Peter – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
The argument of this paper is that the learning society, as presented by the dominant discourse, has emphasised scientific rationality and work-life learning to the exclusion of both a comprehensive understanding of lifelong learning and also the breadth of human experience and knowledge. This is because global capitalism has emphasised scientific…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Social Change, Information Technology, Lifelong Learning
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Jarvis, Peter – Convergence, 2008
This paper assumes that contemporary Western society is a consumer society and argues that the need of global capitalism to sell its commodities in the market place is the fundamental force behind consumerism. A model of globalisation is discussed. In it, we see how the control of information technology means that producers have the power to…
Descriptors: Western Civilization, Consumer Economics, Life Style, Purchasing
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Jarvis, Peter – Comparative Education, 2000
Information technology, empowered by those who control capital, has become the global infrastructure, resulting in the development of learning societies as superstructural phenomena. Four dimensions of the learning society--futuristic, planned, reflective, and market--are analyzed, and their implications for the study of comparative education are…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Comparative Education, Corporate Education, Education Work Relationship
Jarvis, Peter – 1992
This book explores how learning is the lifetime quest to understand personal identity, purpose, and meaning while conforming and adapting to the perceived and real confines of a paradoxical society. It examines the complex social experience of learning, revealing how culture, gender, race, and other societal factors shape and mold an individual's…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Continuing Education
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Jarvis, Peter – Nurse Education Today, 2000
Practitioner-researchers are emerging in many fields in response to rapid change and a view of research as systematic and rigorously controlled learning. The gap between theory and practice widens because of variations in practice settings, making practitioner knowledge important. Commentaries by Paul Yerrell, David R. Thompson, Philip Burnard,…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Nurses, Nursing Research
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Jarvis, Peter – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1997
Explores the topics of power and authority, teaching style and method, intention, and the personhood of participants. Concludes that, if power is misused or the teaching-learning relationship is inauthentic, then teaching can symbolically violate the autonomy of the individual. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Intention, Personal Autonomy
Jarvis, Peter – Australian and New Zealand Journal of Vocational Education Research, 1996
Explores moral values underlying education, training, and learning, arguing that learning is amoral in that it is natural and occurs as a result of being. Demonstrates how the cultural values of modernity underlie education and training and suggests that universal moral values are experienced when one is willing to forego freedom for another's…
Descriptors: Ethics, Learning Processes, Moral Values, Training
Jarvis, Peter – Adult Education (London), 1987
The author argues against the assumption that models of educational research that appear "scientific" must be correct. To illustrate this, he points out that teaching and learning in adult education are obviously related activites, yet, because of adherence to the "scientific," they are rarely related to each other in research. (CH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Cognitive Processes, Educational Research
Jarvis, Peter – Teaching at a Distance, 1981
The open university teaching system is grounded in an inappropriate theory of learning, with too much emphasis placed on the didactic approach to the presentation of knowledge and the student's ability to memorize it. Andragogic and pedagogic perspectives should be combined in designing courses. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Andragogy, College Instruction, Curriculum Design
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Jarvis, Peter – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1995
The way in which teachers interact with learners may be more important than the teaching methods used. With adult learners, there is the possibility of a mutual teaching-learning relationship, which becomes the moral responsibility of both parties to achieve. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Ethics, Humanistic Education, Interpersonal Relationship
Jarvis, Peter – 1997
Based on the argument that there is only one universal good and all other moral goods are cultural and relative, this book develops the position that adult education is a site within which human morality is worked out. Chapter 1 inquires into education as a practical activity, the educational, and the nature of educational knowledge. Chapter 2…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Codes of Ethics, Curriculum Evaluation, Distance Education
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Crossley, Michael; Jarvis, Peter – Comparative Education, 2000
The new millennium marks a time for reassessment of the field of comparative education. Comparative education needs to address the widening interest in comparative and international research, the impact of computerized information technologies, the increased recognition of the cultural dimension of education, and the influence of globalization…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Context, Cultural Exchange, Educational Change
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Jarvis, Peter – Comparative Education, 1999
Argues that globalization is standardizing the way that higher education responds to the pressures of the international division of labor, but because Western countries have more knowledge workers, they will point the way for the development of higher education in developing nations. Discusses implications for undergraduate and postgraduate…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Role, Corporate Education, Developing Nations
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Jarvis, Peter – Lifelong Learning: The Adult Years, 1983
Assumes the need for adult educators to implement programs designed to help individuals in the sphere of personal religious development. Concentrates on one feature of individual religious development, that which occurs in the cognitive domain. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cognitive Processes, Individual Development
Jarvis, Peter – Adult Education (London), 1984
Discusses the supervisory class visit and subsequent tutorial as an important part of the teacher training process. (JOW)
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Student Teacher Supervisors, Supervisor Qualifications, Teacher Education