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ERIC Number: ED499151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 47
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: ISBN-0-8643-1359-4
The Era of Lifelong Learning: Implications for Secondary Schools
Bryce, Jennifer; Frigo, Tracey; McKenzie, Phillip; Withers, Graeme
ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research)
This paper is concerned with the role that schools can play in engaging young people in their learning, and helping them to develop skills and attitudes that will give them an orientation towards learning for life. To meet the needs of an era of lifelong learning, schools need to view themselves as a stage in the ongoing learning process, where the skills essential to a lifetime engagement in learning are acquired, honed and developed. The paper starts by asking just why this should be considered an age of lifelong learning. It then focuses on a range of specific issues for individuals and schools, and suggests how people can become lifelong learners, and what schools can do to help young people develop the attributes and characteristics of learning that will serve them throughout life. The final section of the paper offers a summary of what lifelong learning implies for secondary schools, teachers and students, and a list of resources for further work. [This publication is the result of research that forms part of a program supported by a grant to the Australian Council for Educational Research by state, territory and Commonw;ealth governments.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A