The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning

The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning

by Peter Jarvis

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ISBN-13: 9781135202521
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/07/2009
Series: Routledge International Handbooks of Education
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 560
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Peter Jarvis is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of lifelong learning, adult and continuing education and is founding editor of The International Journal of Lifelong Education (Taylor & Francis). He is Professor of Continuing Education at the University of Surrey, UK, honorary Visiting Professor at City University and Professor of the University of Pecs, Hungary (honoris causa).

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix

List of contributors xi

List of abbreviations xxv

Introduction Peter Jarvis 1

Part 1 Setting the scene 7

1 Lifelong learning: a social ambiguity Peter Jarvis 9

2 Learning from everyday life Peter Jarvis 19

Part 2 Learning throughout life 31

3 Youth and lifelong learning Rachel Brooks 33

4 Middle age Mary Alice Wolf 45

5 Older adulthood Mary Alice Wolf 56

Part 3 Sites of lifelong learning 65

6 Lifelong learning and the family: an auto/biographical imagination Linden West 67

7 Literacy and lifelong learning Paul Belanger 80

8 The potential lifelong impact of schooling Stephen Gorard 91

9 Universities and lifelong learning David Watson 102

10 Workplace learning Henning Salling Olesen 114

11 Trends in lifelong learning in the US workplace Karen E. Watkins Victoria J. Marsick 129

12 Trade unions: from workers' education to lifelong learning John Holford 139

13 Lifelong learning and community John Field 153

14 Learning regions in lifelong learning Shirley Walters 163

15 Lifelong learning through heritage and art Henrik Zipsane 173

16 Libraries and lifelong learning Susan Imel Kim Duckett 183

17 Tourism development in the Asia-Pacific region: opportunities for lifelong learning Jean-Louis Vignuda 194

Part 4 Modes of learning 205

18 A critique of self-directed learning in the modern context Richard Taylor 207

19 On being taught Stephen Brookfield 214

20 The contribution of open and distance education to lifelong learning Otto Peters 223

21 The development and transformation of e-learning: an international review Weiyuan Zhang 238

22 The World Wide Web and lifelong learning Santosh Panda249

Part 5 Policies 259

23 Policy and lifelong learning Colin Griffin 261

24 The European Union and lifelong learning policy Peter Jarvis 271

25 The World Bank's view of lifelong learning: handmaiden of the market William M. Rivera 281

26 The OECD and lifelong learning Tom Schuller 292

27 UNESCO's drive for lifelong learning Adama Ouane 302

28 Learning for development: the work of the Commonwealth of Learning John Daniel 312

Part 6 Social movements 321

29 The role of non-governmental organisations and networks Alan Tuckett 323

30 The role of NGOs in adult education and capacity-building for development: the case of dvv international Chris Duke Heribert Hinzen 332

31 To change the world: adult learning and social movements Budd L. Hall 347

32 International aid Cornelia Dragne Budd L. Hall 358

Part 7 Perspectives on lifelong learning 373

33 Financing lifelong learning Hans G. Schuetze 375

34 Lifelong learning and philosophy Kenneth Wain 390

35 Lifelong learning as a psychological process Knud Illeris 401

36 Lifelong learning: between humanism and global capitalism Kjell Rubenson 411

37 Feminist perspectives in lifelong learning Julia Preece 423

38 Lifelong learning and religion Peter Jarvis 434

Part 8 Geographical dimensions 443

39 Lifelong learning in Africa Michael Omolewa 445

40 The lifelong learning system in Asia: emerging trends and issues Soonghee Han 459

41 The changing face of adult education in Australia Mark Tennant Roger Morris 470

42 Lifelong learning policy development in Europe Janos Szigeti Toth 479

43 Lifelong learning on the Indian subcontinent: policies, programmes and progress C.P.S. Chauhan 491

44 Lifelong education in South America: toward a distant horizon Candido Gomes Clelia Capanema Jacira Camara 502

45 Lifelong learning in the United States Arthur L. Wilson 512

Index 521

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