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A multidisciplinary analysis of learning in contemporary society. It analyzes both the meaning and the place of these strands that make up modern education and offers an overview of the part they play in the work of all educators, trainers, teachers and course developers.

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consists of 18 highly informative articles about education and the knowledge society. The book includes five parts...Each theme is well developed within a historical and cultural perspective that enhances understanding of the implications. Most of the information contained in this work relates to the UK bust has universal appeal. A major strength of the research is that it gives perspective to the various terminologies used to explain the knowledge and learning concepts that relate especially to lifelong learning. Recommended at all levels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749434120
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1 The emerging idea 3
2 Social, economic and political contexts 16
3 The changing educational scene 27
4 From education policy to lifelong learning strategies 41
5 The learning society 55
6 Lifelong learning 69
7 Paying for the age of learning 83
8 Work-related learning 95
9 Facilitating access to learning: educational and vocational guidance 109
10 Implications of the learning society for education beyond school 123
11 The school in the age of learning 134
12 Corporations and professions 147
13 Implications for the delivery of learning materials 157
14 Implications for including the socially excluded in the learning age 171
15 The public recognition of learning 185
16 Questioning the learning society 195
17 Civil society and citizenship in a learning age 205
18 Future directions for the learning society 217
Index 225
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