Lifelong Learning: Education across the Lifespan


reviewed by Jane Dawson 2004

coverTitle: Lifelong Learning: Education across the Lifespan
Author(s): John Field and Mal Leicester (Editors)
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 041531884X, Pages: 321, Year: 2003
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The term lifelong learning has come to enjoy increasing popularity in discussions of educational practice across the lifespan, encompassing obligatory schooling as well as a variety of post-school settings. As with many such terms, it is often employed with a dizzying array of meanings depending on the context in which it is being used. Lifelong Learning: Education Across the Lifespan edited by John Field and Mal Leicester draws together a variety of voices to examine the scope of discussion and debates associated with lifelong learning in a number of international, organizational, and community contexts. With well-known contributors from Europe , Africa , North America , and Australia , this edited book offers a broad-ranging account of a number of contemporary lifelong learning initiatives and the diverse economic, social and pedagogical issues associated with them. Although originally published in 2000, it has been reissued in 2003 in a paperback edition. In their introduction the editors say that in recent years lifelong learning has experienced a remarkable rise in prominence on the policy agenda internationally. From... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 12, 2004, p. 2315-2318
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11357, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 10:49:53 PM

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