This book provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concern for the philosophy, theory, categories and concepts of lifelong learning.
Author: David N. Aspin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concern for the philosophy, theory, categories and concepts of lifelong learning. Written in a straightforward understandable manner, the book examines in depth the range of philosophical perspectives in the field of lifelong learning theory, policy, practice and applied scholarship.
In brief, the strategy of the book is to describe the philosophical paradigm
mentioned above and the current state of the lifelong education theory in the first
two chapters. Chapter 3 examines whether humanism, the declared ideology of
Author: Kenneth Wain
This book, first published in 1987, provides a rigorous philosophical analysis of lifelong education. The author presents his arguments simply and directly so that the book is accessible to students who are new to philosophy and adult education.
This book is written for everyone who is interested in learners and the learning process. The purpose of this book is to articulate a 21st-Century philosophical learning construct called Learning-Centered Learning.
Author: Jim Reynolds
This book is written for everyone who is interested in learners and the learning process. The purpose of this book is to articulate a 21st-Century philosophical learning construct called Learning-Centered Learning. This new construct builds on the ideas and works of others, while laying a foundation to improve lifelong learning environments for all. The philosophical construct of Learning-Centered Learning is built around five philosophical learning assumptions. These five learning assumptions view the learning process as multidimensional, accommodating individual learning-style characteristics, creating intrinsic motivation, and giving all learners expanded control and responsibility over their own learning. The late 1990's produced a concern for a shift toward more Learning-Centered Learning environments. This book will help clarify and amplify the current concern and focus on "learner-centered" and "learning-centered" learning. The book gives practitioners the needed "theory into practice" strategies needed to improve learning environments and also gives the academic audience the philosophical foundation to implement change. The book includes "assumptions into practice" strategies, personal insights and examples of real life experiences with personal anecdotes. The hope is that this book will promote a new vision and understanding about Learning-Centered Learning.
Comprised of eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of methodological considerations in the present study, such as the nature of the foundations content; general steps that may be followed for constructing discipline-based ...
Author: R. H. Dave
Foundations of Lifelong Education deals with the interdisciplinary foundations of lifelong education and examines a number of basic issues concerning lifelong education, such as why education should be treated as a lifelong process, or how the functions of lifelong education are related to historical and contemporary developments in society. The goals, contents, and processes of learning appropriate to the aspirations of lifelong education are also explored, as well as the extent to which lifelong education is feasible and practicable in different socio-economic and ideological conditions. Comprised of eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of methodological considerations in the present study, such as the nature of the foundations content; general steps that may be followed for constructing discipline-based foundations; and the ways of incorporating several elements of interdisciplinarity into the study. The reader is then introduced to the sociological and philosophical aspects of lifelong education, along with the historical background on the concept of lifelong education. In addition to sociology and philosophy, lifelong education in relation to anthropology, ecology, psychology, and economics is also analyzed. The book concludes by presenting illustrative analyses and syntheses of the ideas discussed in the preceding chapters based on selected disciplines. This monograph is intended for educators, social reformers, and educational policymakers.
probably the most powerful, within the discipline, and philosophers of education
of all descriptions still retain the original ... has changed in the philosophy of
education in this respect since Philosophy of Lifelong Education was published.
Author: Peter Jarvis
As lifelong learning grows in popularity, few comprehensive pictures of the phenomenon have emerged. The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning provides a disciplined and complete overview of lifelong learning internationally. The theoretical structure puts the learner at the centre and the book emanates from there, pointing to the social context beyond the learner. Up-to-the-minute syntheses from many of the leading international experts in the field give vital snapshots of this rapidly evolving subject from wide-ranging perspectives including: learning throughout life sites of lifelong learning modes of learning policies social movements issues in lifelong learning geographical dimensions. This authoritative volume, essential reading for academics in the field of Lifelong Learning, examines the complexities of the subject within a systematic global framework and places it in its socio-historic context.
simply another name for adult education.9 I wrote my 1987 book Philosophy of
Lifelong Education, based on my doctoral thesis supervised by John White (one
of the leading analytic philosophers in London), which I submitted to the
Author: David N. Aspin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The second edition of the International Handbook of Lifelong Learning is extensive, innovative, and international in scope, remit and vision, inviting its readers to engage in a critical re-appraisal of the theme of “lifelong learning”. It is a thorough-going, rigorous and scholarly work, with profound and wide-ranging implications for the future of educating institutions and agencies of all kinds in the conception, planning and delivery of lifelong learning initiatives. Lifelong learning requires a wholly new philosophy of learning, education and training, one that aims to facilitate a coherent set of links and pathways between work, school and education, and recognises the necessity for government to give incentives to industry and their employees so they can truly “invest” in lifelong learning. It is also a concept that is premised on the understanding of a learning society in which everyone, independent of race, creed or gender, is entitled to quality learning that is truly excellent. This book recognises the need for profound changes in education and for goals that are critically important to education, economic advancement, and social involvement. To those concerned about the future of our society, our economy and educational provision, this book provides a richly illuminating basis for powerful debate. Drawing extensively on policy analyses, conceptual thinking and examples of informed and world-standard practice in lifelong learning endeavours in the field, both editors and authors seek to focus readers' attention on the many issues and decisions that must be addressed if lifelong learning is to become a reality for us all.
Confucian educational philosophy and its implication for lifelong learning and
lifelong education This paper, from historical and philosophical perspectives,
presents Confucian education philosophy, a philosophy that is argued is a
Author: Weiyuan Zhang
As the centre of the world economy is moving to Asia, lifelong learning in Asia is attracting a great deal of attention in the educational field worldwide. Asia not only provides the largest education market, but also plays an increasingly important role in educational globalization. However, until now, only very limited literature has been available in English. This book addresses that gap and introduces global readers to the latest developments of theories, policies, and practical issues concerning lifelong learning in East Asia. Case studies on lifelong learning in East Asia - including mainland China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau - are provided in this book. Lifelong learning in East Asia has been strongly influenced by Confucian culture as well as Western capitalism. This book analyses Confucian culture and the negotiation of Chinese and Western learning cultures in lifelong learning. This book will enable educators to understand the recent developments in lifelong learning in selected Confucian-heritage countries and regions, and promote effective international collaboration in lifelong learning worldwide. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.
This chapter begins with a critical discussion of current notions of lifelong
learning . It then examines the concept of the Third Age and summarizes the
debate concerning the philosophical and emerging theoretical approaches to the
Author: John Field
Publisher: Psychology Press
'Lifelong Learning' is a hot issue for educators across the world, as societies everywhere are concerned with developing a literate, skilled and flexible workforce and to widen participation in education at all levels and for all age-groups. This book covers all the major issues, with well-known academic contributors working in the field and covering the topics of theoretical, global and curriculum perspectives, widening participation and the industrial university. Topics covered include: * Community education * Popular education * Higher education * The corporate university * The school curriculum * Vocational studies. With contributors from China, Africa, USA, Canada, UK and other European countries, Lifelong Learning offers a comprehensive and challenging account of issues arising from varying lifelong learning decisions, and exposes the impact these decisions have on such a large majority of the population.
writers of the movement themselves said many times , of different resolutions
depending on how one defines education normatively and “ lifelong ”
operationally . One could , for instance , speak of a liberal philosophy of lifelong
education , or ...
Author: Kenneth Wain
Publisher: Peter Lang
Lifelong learning has become a key concern as the focus of educational policy has shifted from mass schooling toward the learning society. The shift started in the mid 1960s and early 1970s under the impetus of a group of writers and adult educators, gravitating around UNESCO, with a humanist philosophy and a leftist agenda. The vocabulary of that movement was appropriated in the 1990s by other interests with a very different performativist agenda emphasizing effectiveness and economic outcomes. This change of interest, described in the book, has signified the death of education. The Learning Society in a Postmodern World explores different theoretical resources to respond to this situation, mainly those that propose some restoration of an educated public or, to the contrary, individual self-creation, and uses the works of a broad range of philosophers and thinkers - notably MacIntyre, Habermas, Foucault, Derrida, Rorty, and Baudrillard. In addition, it raises important questions about postmodern and poststructuralist responses to education in the postmodern world. Its comprehensiveness and historical background make it an essential textbook for theoretical courses in lifelong learning and in educational theory in general. A broad range of interests and subject matter make it important reading for educators, policy specialists, media specialists, researchers on the subject of lifelong learning and on the relation between education and the postmodern world, political theorists, philosophers, and philosophers of education.
recovery and the rights and responsibilities of democratic citizenship as its
central arguments (Jessup, 1969, p. 18). In 1929, Basil Yeaxlee (1929), the chief
political mentor of the committee, published a pioneering book on lifelong
Author: D. C. Phillips
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.
J. M. Cagigal In attempting to deal with the theme of the body from the standpoint
of "lifelong education", there arises ... conception of corporal education, which in
turn is the result of an educational system, and, at bottom, a philosophy of man.
Author: P. Lengrand
The study of lifelong education brings to light aspects of education which go beyond the purely intellectual sphere into all dimensions of being.These dimensions assume great importance for individuals seeking to develop capacities which will enable them to cope successfully with the challenges they will confront throughout life and to participate constructively in the larger processes of development. The subjects covered include communication, corporal man, time, space, art, man as citizen, the ethical domain, technology and the scientific spirit, and from these papers emerges the unifying theme of the interrelationship between morality and technology. This relationship poses the vital question of how individuals should decide which of the new technologies that proliferate in contemporary society is likely to be beneficial to humankind and which destructive. The book is the result of a collective project undertaken by the Unesco Institute of Education (UIE). The approach adopted is new in two respects: first, each theme is treated in terms of learning, and second, each is related to the others in a global and transdisciplinary view of personal development. It is written by experts from various countries who are known internationally for their outstanding contributions to research into the problems of learning as a basis for lifelong education, and will be important reading for all those involved in the study and practice of lifelong education.
David Aspin is Emeritus Professor of Education, School of Graduate Studies, and
formerly Dean of the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia; prior to
this he was Professor of Philosophy of Education at King's College in the ...
Author: David N. Aspin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The aim of this book is to provide an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concern for the nature, theory and practices of the ideas of values education and lifelong learning. Each chapter in this book is written in an accessible style by an international expert in the field. The book tackles the task of identifying, analyzing and addressing the key problems, topics and issues relevant to education and Lifelong Learning.
It is positive to note that the philosophy of late-life learning did not develop as the
mere discussion of which adult education philosophy is best suited to the field.
The uncritical application of adult learning philosophies to an elder audience is ...
Author: Brian Findsen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This first truly comprehensive interdisciplinary, international critique of theory and practice in lifelong learning as it relates to later life is an absolute tour de force. Alexandra Withnall, Universities of Warwick and Leicester, UK. This is a book that needed to be written: it provides a most thorough and skilful analysis of a comprehensive range of contemporary literature about learning in later life from many localities and countries of the world. Peter Jarvis, Professor Emeritus, University of Surrey Impressive in its scope this handbook seeks to describe older learning critically within the lifelong learning literature at the same time that it makes a strong and persuasive case for taking older learning seriously in our postmodern world. Kenneth Wain, University of Malta Lifelong learning in later life is an essential handbook for a wide range of people who work alongside older adults in varied contexts. This handbook brings together both orthodox approaches to educational gerontology and fresh perspectives on important emerging issues faced by seniors around the globe. Issues discussed include the social construction of ageing, the importance of lifelong learning policy and practice, participation in later life learning, education of marginalised groups within older communities, inter-generational learning, volunteering and ‘active ageing’, the political economy of older adulthood, learning for better health and well-being, and the place of seniors in a learning society. Brian Findsen is a professor of adult education, Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. His writings are usually constructed within a social justice framework such as The Fourth Sector: Adult and Community Education in Aotearoa New Zealand (edited with John Benseman and Miriama Scott in 1996) and Learning later (2005). Marvin Formosa is a lecturer in the European Centre for Gerontology, University of Malta, Msida, Malta. In addition to various articles focusing on critical educational gerontology, recent and forthcoming books include Social Class Dynamics in Later Life (2009) and Social Class in Later Life: Power, Identity and Lifestyle (with Paul Higgs, 2012).
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 ...
Author: Fredrick Nafukho
Publisher: Pearson South Africa
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.
Consequently , in the next few pages lifelong education will deliberately be
treated as though it were a theory ( or even , as will shortly become apparent , a
philosophy ) , with conscious awareness that this may not be strictly correct .
Author: Unesco Institute for Education
Publisher: Hamburg : Unesco Institute for Education
Seven internationally known educators were asked to assess lifelong learning especially in relation to lifelong education and (1) revision of educational thinking and (2) educational practice. The authors addressed several key questions on lifelong education: For and by whom? Of and for what? How can it be achieved? The editor's overview and discussion of basic issues and questions, and his working definition open the topic. P. Lengrand then looks at prospects and advocates that each person should try to implement basic principles at work. B. Suchodolski, noting Comenius' book "Panpaedia" and Dostoevsky's "Grand Inquisitor," protests the concept of education as a power of men over men--"It is worth living in order to learn!" Similarly, E. Gelpi sees withholding of education as an obstacle to sociocultural development. K. Richmond advocates a broad definition (education for all), while A. K. Stock stresses the need to seek out and serve the forgotten worldwide, or those excluded from access to learning. A. Pfluger discusses a unit-credit system, urging openness and continuity in adult education as prerequisites for lifelong learning. The book ends with a summary of theoretical and practical considerations based on the contributors' face-to-face discussions and analysis of the papers. (CP)
... promotion, the construction ofthesubject as knowledge producer isnot
emphasized as much as in the field of education. ... that the peopleinthe local
community are supposed tohave,because one key featureinthe philosophy of
Author: Andreas Fejes
Over the last twenty years there has been increasing interest in the work of Michel Foucault in the social sciences and in particular with relation to education. This, the first book to draw on his work to consider lifelong learning, explores the significance of policies and practices of lifelong learning to the wider societies of which they are a part. With a breadth of international contributors and sites of analysis, this book offers insights into such questions as: What are the effects of lifelong learning policies within socio-political systems of governance? What does lifelong learning do to our understanding of ourselves as citizens? How does lifelong learning act in the regulation and re-ordering of what people do? The book suggests that understanding of lifelong learning as contributory to the knowledge economy, globalisation or the new work order may need to be revised if we are to understand its impact more fully. It therefore makes a significant contribution to the study of lifelong learning.
FOREWORD Lifelong education conceives of the educational process as
comprehensive and global in several dimensions. ... With contributions from
specialists in educational philosophy, history, sociology, psychology,
anthropology and ...
Author: A. J. Cropley
Towards a System of Lifelong Education: Some Practical Considerations focuses on the need to create a sound system of lifelong education, taking into consideration the processes, conditions, and factors involved. The book starts by defining lifelong education; how learning is done throughout an individual’s lifetime; and the relationship of lifelong education with educational practices and services. These topics are followed by the discussion of ideologies of lifelong education; the implementation of educational policies; and the methodologies involved in education practices. The book discusses as well the legislation related to lifelong education. The role of government, institutions, and international cooperation in promoting lifelong education is then highlighted. The book ends by stressing the role of educational administration in the advancement of lifelong education. This topic covers the relationship of bureaucracy and education; the complexity of the process of administration; and the problems that arise. The alternative financing arrangement for lifelong education is also emphasized. This selection is valuable to those who are interested in conducting studies on lifelong education, particularly how it is planned, implemented, and assessed.
colonialism. But many of his concepts are reflected in the African philosophical
concerns discussed earlier in this chapter. They also bear strong resemblance to
the educational philosophy of the Tanzanian philosopher and politician Mwalimu
Author: Julia Preece
Publisher: A&C Black
This fascinating monograph explores lifelong learning in the context of development as it is used for low and middle income countries, particularly with reference to Africa and South Asia. Taking a broadly postcolonial and critical theory perspective, thus privileging texts from the 'global South' that highlight pre-colonial origins for lifelong learning, it critiques the discourse of development as it applies to education for low income countries, and explores relevant texts that apply lifelong learning principles to nation building and other development issues. Professor Preece draws on the broader philosophical and sociological concerns of authors from low and middle income countries in order to highlight values, cultures and learning priorities that are often forgotten in the dominant and usually instrumentalist policy texts for lifelong learning. She includes reference to African Renaissance texts on African philosophies and education traditions, feminist theories on lifelong learning, Southern feminist approaches to gender issues, and comparative research literature that addresses the dangers of uncritical international transfer.
Chapter 1 Introduction Maria N. Gravani and George K. Zarifis Lifelong Learning
as a European policy initiative has not yet ... Zarifis (*) Faculty of Philosophy,
School of Philosophy and Education, Department of Education, Aristotle
University of ...
Author: George K. Zarifis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book critically reflects on the context in which lifelong learning policies and practices are organized in Europe with contributions of researchers and policy makers in the field. Through a critical lens the book reinterprets the core content of the messages that are conveyed by the European Commission in the “Memorandum for Lifelong Learning”, the most important policy document in the area, which after a decade from its publication still remains the vehicle for all current developments in lifelong learning in Europe. With references to research findings, proposed actions, and applications to immediate practice that have an added value for Europeans –but which either do not appear to correspond directly to what is stipulated by the European Commission, or are completely ignored as part of the lifelong learning process– the book offers an analytic and systematic outlook of the main challenges in creating the ‘European Area of Lifelong Learning’. In times as decisive as the ones we are going through today (both in social and economic terms), a critical perspective of the practices and policies adopted by the EU Member States is essential. The book follows the same structure as the Memorandum in order to debate and critically approach in separate sections the core issues that Europe faces today in relation to the idea of making a ‘European area of Lifelong Learning’.