From Adult Education to the Learning Society

This unique text provides a valuable route map to the development of thinking in adult education and lifelong learning.

From Adult Education to the Learning Society

Author: Peter Jarvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134217943

Page: 456

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This unique text provides a valuable route map to the development of thinking in adult education and lifelong learning. It includes more than twenty-five seminal articles from the first two decades of the International Journal of Lifelong Education, written by leading authors in the field from the UK, the USA, Australia and Europe. Compiled to show the development of the field, the articles are divided into four sections: From Ault Education... ...to Lifelong Education ...and Lifelong Learning ...to the Learning Society and Beyond. The specially written Introduction by the editor contextualises the selection and introduces readers to the main issues and current thinking in the field. This is the only text of its kind to demonstrate practice and policy internationally over this period, and as the collection of articles are now available in one easy-access place, this is an excellent resource for students and scholars.

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

Fully revised and updated with substantial additional material, this new edition takes account of many changes which have occurred in the field of adult education.

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

Author: Peter Jarvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135695431

Page: 338

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Now in its fourth edition, Adult Education and Lifelong Learning is well established, and is regarded as the most widely used text about adult education. Fully revised and updated with substantial additional material, this new edition takes account of many changes which have occurred in the field of adult education. With new features for students and researchers, updates incorporate: material on the ethical and political implications of lifelong learning detailed information on changes relating to globalisation increased emphasis on societal changes information on the way technologies are affecting the way people learn changing approaches to knowledge, knowledge acquisition and knowledge assessment. Students of education and education studies will find this an invaluable course companion, whilst practitioners and researchers in adult and lifelong learning will find this new fully-up-to-date edition even broader in scope than the last.

The Learning Society Challenges and Trends

Overall, the book provides readers with a range of opinions on the learning society within which broad context they can place their own practice.

The Learning Society  Challenges and Trends

Author: Richard Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136176365

Page: 312

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The 'learning society' is not a new idea, although its popularity has grown in recent years with the suggestion that lifelong learning is a condition for economic competitiveness in a global economy, replacing the earlier conception of it as a condition for democratic citizenship. This reader, designed to accompany Module E827 of the MA in Education, critically examines the demographic, technological, economic and cultural challenges which have led to interest in the idea of a learning society, and explores their policy and practical implications for lifelong learning. It also explores and evaluates trends in education and training which support the development of a learning society. Overall, the book provides readers with a range of opinions on the learning society within which broad context they can place their own practice.

Transforming a Learning Society

The articles in this collection address this question through an examination of the educational institutions, education policy and life histories of learners in Finland's rapidly changing society.

Transforming a Learning Society

Author: Ari Antikainen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039114498

Page: 402

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What underlies the Finnish success in international comparisons of education? The articles in this collection address this question through an examination of the educational institutions, education policy and life histories of learners in Finland's rapidly changing society.

Adult Guidance Services and the Learning Society

This unique book analyses contrasting approaches to the delivery of guidance services in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and France, focusing on the effects of marketisation and the impact of European Union policies.The book compares ...

Adult Guidance Services and the Learning Society

Author: Will Bartlett

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN:

Page: 180

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Adult guidance services, the 'brokers' between individuals and the labour and learning markets, take on a new significance in the context of The Learning Society and the end of the 'job for life'. This unique book analyses contrasting approaches to the delivery of guidance services in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and France, focusing on the effects of marketisation and the impact of European Union policies.The book compares services delivered through quasi-markets with other regimes, addressing key questions such as - what effect do the new performance indicators have on who gets what? what is happening to quality, equity and professionalism? what adult guidance service arrangements are the most effective to meet the needs of a learning society?This book will be welcomed by academics and public policy analysts, and all those interested in education, training and the labour market in the European Union, especially guidance policy makers and practitioners.

The Learning Society

This reader critically examines the demographic, technological, economic and cultural challenges which have led to interest in the learning society and learning for life.

The Learning Society

Author: Richard Edwards

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415136150

Page: 302

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This reader critically examines the demographic, technological, economic and cultural challenges which have led to interest in the learning society and learning for life.

Key Concepts in Adult Education and Training

This is not always the case. This book examines in detail over forty of these key concepts, ranging from community education and experiential learning to competence and access.

Key Concepts in Adult Education and Training

Author: Malcolm Tight

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134476108

Page: 208

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As adults, we are all continually involved in learning, with increasing numbers of us engaged in more formalized forms of learning; that is, in education or training. All those involved in the broad field of adult education and training will come into contact with many specialist ideas or concepts. It is often assumed of students that they already have a general understanding of these concepts, their meanings, applicability and inter-relationships. This is not always the case. This book examines in detail over forty of these key concepts, ranging from community education and experiential learning to competence and access. It presents a clear, analytical discussion in jargon-free language. It is, therefore, indispensable to all students and practitioners of adult education and training.

Adult and Continuing Education Adult education viewed from the disciplines

Depicting the ways that adult education has evolved as society has changed and how it has been incorporated into lifelong learning, this is a truly unique set that puts a stamp on an exciting field and important, far-reaching issues.

Adult and Continuing Education  Adult education   viewed from the disciplines

Author: Peter Jarvis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415282475

Page: 488

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Depicting the ways that adult education has evolved as society has changed and how it has been incorporated into lifelong learning, this is a truly unique set that puts a stamp on an exciting field and important, far-reaching issues. These five volumes represent a great advance to scholars, as this is the first comprehensive overview of the field.The set draws on books, journals, reports and historical papers to map the vast field of education for adults. The writings included in the set have influenced the development of both the practice and the study of adult education from the Guilds to vocational education, distance learning and leisure learning. The collection also covers the recent emergence of corporations as new providers of education for adults with the corporate classroom, corporate universities and consultancies.A detailed index and new introduction by the editor will help the reader navigate this wealth of diverse material.

Resources in Education

Descriptors—"Adult Education, Adult Learning, Change Agents, Educational
Environment, Educational History, *Educational ... Postsecondary Education,
Program Development, Trend Analysis Identifiers—"European Union, Learning
Society, ...

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Learning to Change

This book highlights the issues of access, learning careers and identities in a diverse range of educational settings with diverse groups of adult students across Europe.

Learning to Change

Author: Barbara Merrill

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631582794

Page: 251

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This book highlights the issues of access, learning careers and identities in a diverse range of educational settings with diverse groups of adult students across Europe. Much of the work in this book illuminates these issues through the voices of adult students and adult educators and illustrates the rich variety of practice and context of adult education in Europe. It draws on the work of scholars from across Europe within the framework of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA). The chapters include examples and discussions of access, learning careers and identity in the context of higher and further education, the workplace, and prisons. The reader will see how structure and agency interplays and interacts in developing, or not, the learning careers and identities of adult students and adult educators. The book will appeal to researchers and educators in adult education, other professionals in associated fields and policy makers.

Adult Learning in the Digital Age

This engaging book sheds light on the ways in which adults in the twenty-first century interact with technology in different learning environments.

Adult Learning in the Digital Age

Author: Neil Selwyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134248962

Page: 248

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This engaging book sheds light on the ways in which adults in the twenty-first century interact with technology in different learning environments. Based on one of the first large-scale academic research projects in this area, the authors present their findings and offer practical recommendations for the use of new technology in a learning society. They invite debate on: why ICTs are believed to be capable of affecting positive change in adult learning the drawbacks and limits of ICT in adult education what makes a lifelong learner the wider social, economic, cultural and political realities of the information age and the learning society. Adult Learning addresses key questions and provides a sound empirical foundation to the existing debate, highlighting the complex realities of the learning society and e-learning rhetoric. It tells the story of those who are excluded from the learning society, and offers a set of strong recommendations for practitioners, policy-makers, and politicians, as well as researchers and students.

Adult Education and Learning in a Precarious Age The Hamburg Declaration Revisited

In this volume, North American and international scholarscritically assess how far the visionary statements of the HamburgDeclaration have been advanced and implemented.

Adult Education and Learning in a Precarious Age  The Hamburg Declaration Revisited

Author: Tom Nesbit

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118709047

Page: 112

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UNESCO’s 1997 CONFINTEA V conference in Hamburg has beendescribed as the high-water mark of international adult educationpolicy-making. It produced one of the most utopian statements aboutadult education and learning of the past 25 years: the HamburgDeclaration on Adult Learning and Agenda for the Future. Adult education was declared key to the twenty-first century inorder to build “a world in which violent conflict is replacedby dialogue, a culture of peace based on justice . . . and thecreation of a learning society committed to social justice andgeneral well-being.” However, the Declaration also recognizedthat there were many practical challenges to its implementation asprofound changes were occurring in social, economic, environmental,and political spheres. In this volume, North American and international scholarscritically assess how far the visionary statements of the HamburgDeclaration have been advanced and implemented. They: Review the recent development of the 10 themes of the Agendafor the Future Explore their local and global achievements through consideringthe results of the 2009 CONFINTEA VI conference and other relatedpolicy developments Outline what is still necessary to realize theDeclaration’s goals. This is 138th volume of this quarterly report series. Noted forits depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest toinstructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings, such ascolleges and universities, extension programs, businesses,libraries, and museums.

Foundations of Adult Education in Africa

The book touches on such issues as the history of adult education in Africa, philosophy and adult education, socio-cultural, political and economic environments, opportunities and access for adult learners, gender and development in adult ...

Foundations of Adult Education in Africa

Author: Fredrick Nafukho

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 9789282011218

Page: 182

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This publication provides a historical perspective on the current educational context. It discusses the impact of the colonial past and the changing practices of the present, highlighting as it does the key concepts, information and principles in the African context. The book touches on such issues as the history of adult education in Africa, philosophy and adult education, socio-cultural, political and economic environments, opportunities and access for adult learners, gender and development in adult education, and adult education as a developing profession. It further considers the impact of information and communication technology and globalization on the policies and structures of lifelong learning.--Publisher's description.

Changing Places

This book explores how the notion of a learning society has developed over recent years: the changes that have given rise to the requirement for flexibility, and the changed discourses and practices that have emerged in the education and ...

Changing Places

Author: Richard Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134741626

Page: 224

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Flexibility has become a central concept in much policy and academic debate. Individuals, organizations and societies are all required to become more flexible so that they can participate in the ongoing processes of change involved in lifelong learning. This book explores how the notion of a learning society has developed over recent years: the changes that have given rise to the requirement for flexibility, and the changed discourses and practices that have emerged in the education and training of adults. With the growth in interest in adults as learners, (primarily to support economic competitiveness), the closed field of adult education has now been displaced by a more open discourse of lifelong learning. This involves not only changing practices such as moving towards open and distance-based learning, but also changing workplace identities. Learning settings are therefore changing places in a number of senses: they are places in which people change; they are subject to change; and they are changing to include the home and workplace as well as more formal settings. This book takes an unusually critical standpoint: it challenges contemporary trends, explores the uncertainties and ambivalences of the processes of change, and is suggestive of different forms of engagement with them. It will prove an important text for policy makers, workplace trainers and those working in the field of adult, further and higher education. Richard Edwards is currently a Senior Lecturer in post compulsory education at the Open University.

Differing Visions of a Learning Society

It has been under-researched and under-theorised. This volume, the first of two, is the culmination of years of empirical work undertaken for the ESRC's Learning Society Programme, a major investment in lifelong learning research.

Differing Visions of a Learning Society

Author: Frank Coffield

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 270

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Lifelong learning has been an evidence-free zone for too long. It has been under-researched and under-theorised. This volume, the first of two, is the culmination of years of empirical work undertaken for the ESRC's Learning Society Programme, a major investment in lifelong learning research. It explores the ways lifelong learning can contribute to the development of knowledge and skills for employment, and other areas of adult life.In this first volume, the contributors address the challenges to social science researchers to study issues that are central and directly relevant to the political and policy debate, and to take into account the reality of people's lives. Each chapter gives an overview of one project, describing its objectives, methods, main findings and policy implications. Some of the main themes explored include the education market post-16, key skills in Higher Education, adult guidance services, and how knowledge can be developed at work. In the introduction, these topics are placed by the editor within the broad context of research and policy on different types of learning societies and lifelong learning.The evidence provided shows what policies are or are not working and provides the basis for structural reform. Some of the conclusions arrived at by the projects challenge fundamental assumptions of current policy. The contributions demonstrate the value of independent, critical research in an area which is awash with unsubstantiated generalities, armchair musings and banalities without bite. Differing visions of a Learning Society contributes to the public debate on lifelong learning, and is essential reading for politicians, policy makers, practitioners, academics and researchers concerned in any way with lifelong learning.

Adult Education and Globalisation

This volume comprises an edited selection of papers which were originally presented at the 9th International Conference of the History of Adult Education that was held in Leiden in September 2002.

Adult Education and Globalisation

Author: Barry J. Hake

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 304

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This volume comprises an edited selection of papers which were originally presented at the 9th International Conference of the History of Adult Education that was held in Leiden in September 2002. The theme of that conference and this volume addresses the key dynamics associated with the impact of globalisation upon both the historical and contemporary development of the organisation of adult learning. Following a general introduction to the key themes by the chief editor, the first section of the volume comprises a number of papers of a distinctly historical nature. The focus in this section is upon the development of organised adult learning as a major component of the European modernisation project from the Enlightenment period in the eighteenth century to the twentieth century. The second section examines contemporary developments and the emergence of new forms for the organisation of adult learning in the learning society. The emphasis here is upon those societal developments that contribute to the centrality of lifelong learning in current education and training policies. The third section comprises a number of country studies focused upon the dilemmas associated with the restructuring of national education and training policies. Issues of social inclusion and the risk of exclusion form the recurring theme of these country studies.

Globalization Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society

This book critically assesses the learning that is required and provided within a learning society and gives a detailed sociological analysis of the emerging role of lifelong learning with examples from around the globe.

Globalization  Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society

Author: Peter Jarvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134254776

Page: 256

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This book critically assesses the learning that is required and provided within a learning society and gives a detailed sociological analysis of the emerging role of lifelong learning with examples from around the globe. Divided into three clear parts the book: looks at the development of the knowledge economy provides a critique of lifelong learning and the learning society focuses on the changing nature of research in the learning society. The author, well-known and highly respected in this field, examines how lifelong learning and the learning society have become social phenomena across the globe. He argues that the driving forces of globalisation are radically changing lifelong learning and shows that adult education/learning only gained mainstream status because of these global changes and as learning became more work orientated.