Creating a learning society?

Learning careers and policies for lifelong learning

Stephen Gorard and Gareth Rees

Creating a learning society?

Stephen Gorard and Gareth Rees

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781861342867 Published May 2002 For sale in North and South America only
This book presents a highly innovative study of participation in lifelong learning and the problems which need to be overcome if lifelong learning policies are to be successful. It: provides a systematic analysis, based on innovative empirical research, of the social and economic realities which actually determine patterns of participation in lifelong learning;shows what the factors are that shape people's participation, or their decision not to participate; offers new insights into the processes of lifelong learning, which have important implications for the development of more effective policies.Creating a learning society? is a stimulating read for lifelong learning practitioners, as well as policy makers and researchers in this field.
Contents
Contemporary policies for a learning society
Lifelong learning trajectories
History, place and the learning society: the case of South Wales
Patterns of individual participation in adult learning
Families and the formation of learner identities
Lifelong learning trajectories and the two dimensions of change over time. The role of informal learning with Ralph Fevre
The learning society and the economic imperative
The impact of policies to widen participation with Neil Selwyn
The prospects for a learning society
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