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Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning

Aspin, D.N., Chapman, J.D., Evans, K., Bagnall, R. (Eds.)

2012, LXXXIV, 958p. 25 illus..

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  • Substantially revised and updated edition of International Handbook of Lifelong Learning
  • Most comprehensive survey, analysis, exploration and development of problems, themes and issues in the field of lifelong learning
  • State of the art contributions from a wide range of international contributors from an extensive number of countries
  • Lifelong learning policies, programs and practices are being conceived, articulated, implemented and assessed

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. 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » analysis - communal learning - community development - comparative - competitiveness - concepts - curriculum studies - economic advancement - economic changes - economic development - educating institutions - education and training - educational change - educational policy - educational research - educational theory - global learning - globalisation - individual development - individual learning - inequalities - information technology - knowledge technology - learning society - life-course - lifelong learning policies - lifespan - personal growth - philosophy of education - policy and practice - professional learning - school - school inclusion - social mobility - social responsibility - teacher education - theories - values - vocational education - work - workplace learning

Related subjects » Education & Language

Table of contents 

Foreword; Arne Carlsen.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction and Overview; David N. Aspin, Karen Evans, Judith D. Chapman and Richard Bagnall.- Part I: History, Theory, and Philosophy; Section Editor: David N. Aspin.- 1. Towards a Philosophy of Lifelong Learning; David N. Aspin and Judith D. Chapman.- 2. The Changing University, Lifelong Learning and Personal Fulfilment; Robin St. C. Barrow and Patrick Keeney.- 3. Lifelong Learning: A Language Game in Search of its Rules; Peter Gilroy.- 4. Organisational Contexts for Lifelong Learning: Individual and Collective Learning Configurations; Colin Evers.- 5. Democratic Inclusion and Lifelong Learning in a Globalizing World; Penny Enslin and Mary Tjiattas.- 6. On Learning and Cosmopolitanism in Education; Yusef Waghid.- 7. It is the Person who Learns; Peter Jarvis.- 8. Of Maestros and Muscles: Expertise and Practices at Work; David Beckett.- 9. Continuing Professional Development and the Triadic Conception of Lifelong Learning; Mal Leicester.- 10. Lifelong Education: Some Deweyan Themes; Ivan A. Snook.- 11. Lifelong Learning:  A Post-Human Condition?; Richard Edwards.- 12. Reflections on a Definition: Revisiting the Meaning of Learning; Jan Visser.- 13. Egalitarian Policy Formulation in Lifelong Learning: Two Models of Lifelong Education and Social Justice for Young People in Europe; Melanie Walker.- 14. Focusing on the he(art): Lifelong, Life wide, and Life deep Learning in the time of HIV and AIDS; Shirley Walters.- 15. Lifelong Learning, Mindfulness and the Affective Domain of Education; Terry Hyland.- 16. Coming to Terms with the Learning Society: Between Autobiography and Politics; Kenneth Wain.- Part II: The Policy Challenge; Section Editor: Karen Evans.- 17. Life Chances, Learning and the Dynamics of Risk in the Life Course; Karen Evans, Ingrid Schoon and Martin Weale.- 18. Lifelong Learning and Life-wide Work in Precarious Times: Reversing Policy-making Optics; David W. Livingstone.- 19. Liquidation of Labour Markets and Adult Education in China; Atsushi Makino.- 20. Three Translations Revisited: Lifelong Learning in Singapore; Kaori Okumoto.- 21. Lifelong Learning: Innovation, Policy and Institutions.- Catherine Casey.- 22. Higher Education and Lifelong Learning: Renewing the Educational and Social Mission of Universities in Europe; Lynne Chisholm.- 23. The Institutionalisation of Lifelong Learning in Australia, Hong Kong and the United States: A Bridge to the Community or a Competitor to the University?; Wing-On Lee and Josephine Fleming.- 24. Perspectives on Lifelong Learning in Africa; Moses Otieno Oketch.- 25. Lifelong Learning and the Teaching Occupation: Tracking Policy Effects of Governing Ideas on Occupational (Re)Ordering; Terri Seddon and Amy Bohren.- 26. Transformative Environmental Education within Social Justice Models: Lessons from Comparing Adult Ecopedagogy within North and South America; Greg Misiaszek.- 27. Current Trends in Lifelong Learning in the Russian Federation: Current Developments; Joseph Zajda.- 28. Regulating the Professionals: Critical Perspectives on Professional Learning and Education Policies; Miriam Zukas.- Part III: Programmes and Practices; Section Editor: Judith D. Chapman.- 29. Lifelong Learning in OECD and Developing Countries: An Interpretation and Assessment; Abrar Hasan.- 30. No Royal Road: Mapping the Curriculum for Lifelong Learning; Malcolm Skilbeck.- 31. Schools and Lifelong Learning: The Importance of Schools as Core Centres for Learning in the Community; Judith D. Chapman and David N. Aspin.- 32. Schools and the Foundation for Lifelong Learning; Phillip McKenzie.- 33. The Learning Journey: Lifelong Professional Learning for Leaders in Faith-based Schools; Judith D. Chapman and Michael T. Buchanan.- 34. Lifelong Learning as a Reference Framework for Technical and Further Education; Nic Gara.- 35. Libraries, Literacies and Lifelong learning: The Practices within Higher Education Institutions; Tatum McPherson-Crowie.- 36. Lifelong Learning – How Far Have We Come?; Ruth Dunkin.- 37. Acquiring Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Across a Lifetime by Transferring to One’s Own Practice; Sandra R. Daffron, Iris Metzgen-Ohlswager, Shari Skinner, Loretta Saarinen.- 38. The Contribution of the Adult Community Education Sector in Australia to Lifelong Learning; Veronica Volkoff.- 39. Lifelong or Longlife? Learning in the later years; Alexandra Withnall.- 40. Lifelong Learning to Revitalize Community – Case Studies of Citizens’ Learning Initiatives in Japan; Yukiko Sawano.- 41. Learning Cities and Learning Regions - Helping to Make the World a Better Place; Norman Longworth.- Part IV: A Critical Stocktaking; Section Editor: Richard G. Bagnall.- 42. Lifelong Learning as a Flag of Convenience; Roger Boshier.- 43. Lifelong Learning, Contemporary Capitalism and Postmodernity: A Selected Reading; Robin Usher.- 44. The Economic Context of Lifelong Learning; John Halliday.- 45. Lifelong Learning as a Policy Process: A Case Study from Australia; John McIntyre.- 46. Informal Learning: A Vital Component of Lifelong Learning; Paul Hager.- 47. A Critical Approach to Work: The Contribution of Work-based Learning to Lifelong Learning; Lorna Unwin.- 48. ‘Really Useful Knowledge’ or ‘Merely Useful’ Lifelong Learning?; Jim Crowther.- 49. The Interplay between Lifelong Learning and Vocational Education and Training; Gavin Moodie.- 50. Networking and Partnerships: Another Road to Lifelong Learning; Chris Duke.- 51. Universities, New Technologies, and Lifelong Learning; Patrick Keeney and Robin Barrow.- 52. The Impact of Lifelong Learning on Organizations; Karen E. Watkins, Victoria Marsick and Young Saing Kim.- 53. The Impact of Lifelong Learning on Communities; Stephen Brookfield.- 54. Is Lifelong Learning Making a Difference? Research-based Evidence on the Impact of Adult Learning; John Field.- 55. Transformation or Accommodation? A Re-assessment of Lifelong Learning; Richard G. Bagnall.- List of Contributors.- Index.

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