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.
Author: George K. Zarifis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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’.
Author: George A. KoulaouzidesPublish On: 2017-09-12
An inconsistent policy: Lifelong learning and adult education policy towards a
competitive advantage. In G. K. Zarifis & M. N. Gravani (Eds.), Challenging the “ European Area of Lifelong Learning”. A critical response (pp. 75–86). Dordrecht ...
Author: George A. Koulaouzides
Contemporary adult education policy development and lifelong learning practice are experiencing an autonomy loss imposed by the dominant neoliberal economic paradigm. As a consequence, in many countries, especially those that depend economically from supranational organizations and donors, the critical approach and its adjunct idea of emancipation have been sacrificed in favour of ambiguous developmental goals like employability, flexibility and adaptability. On the other hand, in many countries, adult education as a social movement is deeply rooted in the conviction that learning is an essential process related to personal transformation and social change. The result of this conflict between the external pressure for policies in favour of the labour market and the internal assumption about the value of emancipation has led to interesting insights that have produced policies and practices that attempt to reconcile these two forces of development. In this volume, we offer a consideration of the above paradoxical situation, and the critical view of adult education policy and practice in the region of Southeastern Europe. Some chapters in this volume present also positive lifelong learning practices, policy development analyses and conceptual understandings that highlight the efforts to develop adult education within a framework of the dominant neoliberal forces that shape European and international adult education policy.
In this book, the contributors work toward a greater understanding of lifelong learning in an expanded Europe, with particular emphasis on post-Soviet states.
Author: Riddell, Sheila
Publisher: Policy Press
This timely book contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of lifelong learning in an expanded Europe. Its wide range of contributors look at the contribution of lifelong learning to economic growth and social cohesion across Europe, focusing its challenge to social exclusion.
Learning organisations - key elements of the knowledge - based economy and
the European area of lifelong learning ' The Lisbon EU Summit of the European
Council in 2000 declared that one of the strategic goals for the European Union ...
See , for example , European Commission , “ E - learning action plan - designing
tomorrow's education ” ( Brussels , 24 May 2000 ) ( COM ( 2000 ) 318 final ) . ... (
2000 ) rap ) ; European Commission , “ Making a European area of lifelong learning a reality ” ( Brussels , 21 November 2001 ) ( COM ... 75-90 ; L. Chisholm
, “ Youth in knowledge societies : challenges for research and policy " , YOUNG ,
Lifelong learning brings a whole new approach to the way we acquire knowledge
and competences , which calls for ... New teaching and learning methods challenge the traditional roles and responsibilities of teachers , trainers and other
Author: European Commission
Category: Adult education
The publication 'A European Area of Lifelong Learning' consists of two parts : 1. The Commission Communication adopted on 21 November 2001 : 'Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality' (COM(2001) 678 final)(hereafter referred to as 'the Communication') ; 2. 'Lifelong Learning - Indicators and Practice', which is based on the Commission Staff Working Document (28 November 2001) entitled 'Lifelong Learning - Practice and Indicators' (SEC(2001) 1939). This part of the publication contains additional information on the Communication and consists of three parts. Section 1 provides further information on the development of indicators which can be used to follow the implementation of lifelong learning in Europe. Section 2 presents a selection of examples of lifelong learning practices in Europe in the same priority areas as those presented in the Communication. Lastly, section 3 comments on two important instruments in lifelong learning : learning organisations and local learning centres.
Making a European area of lifelong learning a reality COM ( 2001 ) 678 final ( 21
. 11 . ... according to Carl Bildt , who recently headed a Wise Men ' s Group
reporting to the European Space Agency on future challenges for Europe in
Developing Critical Thinkers : Challenging Adults to Explore Alternative Ways of
Thinking and Action . Milton Keynes : Open ... Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality , Communication from the Commission . Brussels :
This book covers all the major issues, with well-known academic contributors working in the field and covering the topics of theoretical, global and curriculum perspectives, widening participation and the industrial university.
Author: John Field
Publisher: Psychology Press
'Lifelong Learning' is a hot issue for educators across the world, as societies everywhere are concerned with developing a literate, skilled and flexible workforce and to widen participation in education at all levels and for all age-groups. This book covers all the major issues, with well-known academic contributors working in the field and covering the topics of theoretical, global and curriculum perspectives, widening participation and the industrial university. Topics covered include: * Community education * Popular education * Higher education * The corporate university * The school curriculum * Vocational studies. With contributors from China, Africa, USA, Canada, UK and other European countries, Lifelong Learning offers a comprehensive and challenging account of issues arising from varying lifelong learning decisions, and exposes the impact these decisions have on such a large majority of the population.
This challenge is explicitly addressed in the Communication from the European
Commission on Making a European area of lifelong learning a reality published
in November 2001 . Based on extensive consultation in Member States ...
Author: Danielle Colardyn
Category: Continuing education
Recoge: 1. Why a European inventory? - 2. Issues and concepts - 3. National and regional policies - 4. Areas of convergence - 5. Assessment and validation - 6.Comprehensive national validation approaches and common European principles.
In short , in the European Union ' s agenda , and vocational education and
training in ... and human capital and for the adapta - training systems . tion of
education and training systems in response to these challenges . The
Commission ' s recent 2006 Com - The Commission ' s 2001 Communica -
munication Adult learning : It is never tion Making a European area of life - too
late to learn puts the accent ...
This book discusses the issues and steps involved in building a lifelong learning system in China, including: a coherent policy framework, a sound incentive and institutional framework, a sound regulatory environment, a coordinated ...
Author: Carl J. Dahlman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
This book discusses the issues and steps involved in building a lifelong learning system in China, including: a coherent policy framework, a sound incentive and institutional framework, a sound regulatory environment, a coordinated governance process, a timely and reliable management information system, a dynamic link with the evolving global system, and the optimal use of limited resources.
This book discusses the current educational climate and the impact of these policy measures for Roma people in eight Central and Eastern European countries. There is a severe lack of information about the Roma people in the public domain.
Author: Andrea Óhidy
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
This book discusses the current educational climate and the impact of these policy measures for Roma people in eight Central and Eastern European countries. There is a severe lack of information about the Roma people in the public domain. This book seeks to raise awareness of this forgotten minority.
Overall, the book provides readers with a range of opinions on the learning society within which broad context they can place their own practice.
Author: Richard Edwards
The 'learning society' is not a new idea, although its popularity has grown in recent years with the suggestion that lifelong learning is a condition for economic competitiveness in a global economy, replacing the earlier conception of it as a condition for democratic citizenship. This reader, designed to accompany Module E827 of the MA in Education, critically examines the demographic, technological, economic and cultural challenges which have led to interest in the idea of a learning society, and explores their policy and practical implications for lifelong learning. It also explores and evaluates trends in education and training which support the development of a learning society. Overall, the book provides readers with a range of opinions on the learning society within which broad context they can place their own practice.
European Parliament resolution on new challenges for the circus as part of European culture . ... of education , the promotion of linguistic diversity and
student mobility , with the aim of establishing a genuine European area of lifelong learning .
Author: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France)Publish On: 2003
Adult Learning Policies and Practices Organisation for Economic Cooperation
and Development, Paris (France), Beatriz Pont, Oecd ... It aims to bring together
within of a European area a lifelong learning framework education, training and
other important of lifelong learning. ... Fragmentation poses a challenge to
Author: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France)
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
This study looks at the ways nine countries ( Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK) have tried to improve access to and participation in adult education. This report looks at the issues in adult learning; patterns of participation; incentives for adults to learn; improving the delivery of learning to adults and promoting the betting integration of demand and supply. By examining the practice in a number of countries it is possible to make comparisons and identify the desirable features of adult learning systems.