Lifelong Learning Book Series

Challenging the 'European Area of Lifelong Learning'

A Critical Response

Editors: Zarifis, George, Gravani, Maria N. (Eds.)

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  • Analyzes the implementation of the Memorandum for Lifelong Learning from a wide range across the European Union
  • Helps understanding and interpreting the different dimensions of lifelong learning
  • Brings forward new aspects of lifelong learning that are critically positioned towards European policy trends
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About this book

This book critically reflects on the context in which lifelong learning policies and practices are organized in Europe with contributions of researchers and policy makers in the field. Through a critical lens the book reinterprets the core content of the messages that are conveyed by the European Commission in the “Memorandum for Lifelong Learning”, the most important policy document in the area, which after a decade from its publication still remains the vehicle for all current developments in lifelong learning in Europe. With references to research findings, proposed actions, and applications to immediate practice that have an added value for Europeans –but which either do not appear to correspond directly to what is stipulated by the European Commission, or are completely ignored as part of the lifelong learning process– the book offers an analytic and systematic outlook of the main challenges in creating the ‘European Area of Lifelong Learning’. In times as decisive as the ones we are going through today (both in social and economic terms), a critical perspective of the practices and policies adopted by the EU Member States is essential. The book follows the same structure as the Memorandum in order to debate and critically approach in separate sections the core issues that Europe faces today in relation to the idea of making a ‘European area of Lifelong Learning’. ​

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Gravani, Maria N. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The Skills: A Chimera of Modern European Adult Education

    Popović, Katarina

    Pages 17-29

  • Computer Literacy Among the Generations: How Can Older Adults Participate in Digital Society?

    Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 31-40

  • Basic Skills for Becoming a Citizen

    Lucio-Villegas, Emilio

    Pages 41-50

  • ‘New Basic Skills’, Nonbasic Skills, Knowledge Practices and Judgement: Tensions Between the Needs of Basic Literacy, of Vocational Education and Training and of Higher and Professional Learning

    Gough, Martin

    Pages 51-58

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7298-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenging the 'European Area of Lifelong Learning'
Book Subtitle
A Critical Response
Editors
  • George Zarifis
  • Maria N. Gravani
Series Title
Lifelong Learning Book Series
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7299-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7299-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7298-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0649-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 319
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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