Lifelong Learning Book Series

Learning, Work and Social Responsibility

Challenges for Lifelong Learning in a Global Age

Authors: Evans, Karen

  • Captures the contradictions and dangers of equating lifelong learning with individualisation and individual responsibility in high insecurity societies
  • Draws on more than 15 years of international research that has focused on the subjective experiences of ordinary people in the changing social landscapes of globalization and risk
  • Argues for broader and fairer forms of meritocracy, bringing work and the pursuit of broader social purposes into a better balance at all levels of the social world
  • Develops unique conceptual schema for rethinking ‘structure and agency’ in relation to learning, work and social responsibility
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About this book

The political consensus on lifelong learning which marked the end of the 20th century fundamentally reshaped discourses on the role of lifelong learning. In ‘knowledge-based’ economies, we are engaged in a lifelong competition for livelihoods; learning for a living as part of a global learning revolution.

The argument (of the author), put simply, revolves around social justice, and active and engaged citizenry. Policies to encourage lifelong learning are based on the view that individuals must learn new things primarily to secure employment in an ever-changing world. The result of these policies has been to open up unsustainable inequalities which ordinary people are unlikely to tolerate for much longer. For politicians, bringing politics closer to the world and aspirations of ordinary people will mean seeking solutions based on broader and fairer forms of meritocracy and bringing work and the pursuit of broader social purposes into a better balance at all levels of the social world.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Learning for a Living: The Powerful, the Dispossessed and the Learning Revolution

    Evans, Karen

    Pages 1-28

  • Taking Control?: Early Adult Life in Contrasting Social Landscapes

    Evans, Karen

    Pages 29-53

  • Students Anticipating the Future

    Evans, Karen

    Pages 55-85

  • Workers in Control of the Present?

    Evans, Karen

    Pages 87-117

  • Living at the Margins and Finding Ways toWork

    Evans, Karen

    Pages 119-146

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9759-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9758-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8201-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning, Work and Social Responsibility
Book Subtitle
Challenges for Lifelong Learning in a Global Age
Authors
Series Title
Lifelong Learning Book Series
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9759-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9759-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9758-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8201-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 274
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