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Only recent philosophy book devoted to a range of perspectives in the philosophy, theory, values, principles and policies of Lifelong Learning
Written by a range of international authorities in the fields of educational philosophy and lifelong learning
Suitable for policy-makers, academics, teachers and students of Lifelong Learning
A work on the theory of lifelong learning, with implications for policy
Written in a straightforward, understandable, and easily accessible manner
The aim of this book is provide an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concern for the philosophy, theory, categories and concepts of lifelong learning. The books is concerned to examine in depth the range of philosophical perspectives in the field of lifelong learning theory, policy, practice and applied scholarship, extending the scale and scope of the substantive contribution made by philosophical and theoretical approaches to our understanding of education. The book seeks to make an informed contribution to shaping, expanding and deepening people’s understanding the direction of future developments in educational institutions of all kinds preparing for, providing and delivering lifelong learning in all kinds of formal informal and alternative education institutions, agencies and organizations, and their various approaches, policies, practices and processes in the twenty-first century.
Acknowledgements. Preface. Foreword.-Introduction: the Concept of Lifelong Learning.- Section One: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS: 1. Lifelong Learning: Concept and Conceptions. 2. Lifelong Learning and the Politics of the Learning Society. 3. Lifelong Learning and Vocational Education and Training: Values, Social Capital and Caring in Work-Based Learning Provision. 4. From Adult Education to Lifelong Learning and Back Again. 5. A Question Concerning Lifelong Learning.- Section Two: VALUES DIMENSION: 6. Ethical Issues in Lifelong Learning. 7. Globalization and the Constructions of Lifelong Learning. 8. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning. 9. Lifelong Learning: Exploring Learning, Equity and Redress, and Access. 10. Lifelong Learning and Democratic Citizenship Education in South Africa.- Section Three: EPISTEMOLOGICAL QUESTIONS: 11. The Nature of Knowledge and Inquiry. 12. The Nature of Knowledge and Lifelong Learning. 13. Reading Lifelong Learning through a Post-modern Lens.- Section Four: LIFELONG LEARNING IN PRACTICE: 14. Good Practice in Lifelong Learning. 15. Philosophical Perspectives on Lifelong Learning: Insights from Education, Engineering and Economics. 16. Lifelong Learning and Learning Regions. 17. Changing Ideas and Beliefs in Lifelong Learning?.- Index.