Summary Book Review The Learning Society in a Postmodern World by Kenneth Wain:
Download or read book The Learning Society in a Postmodern World written by Kenneth Wain and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2004 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lifelong learning has become a key concern as the focus of educational policy has shifted from mass schooling toward the learning society. The shift started in the mid 1960s and early 1970s under the impetus of a group of writers and adult educators, gravitating around UNESCO, with a humanist philosophy and a leftist agenda. The vocabulary of that movement was appropriated in the 1990s by other interests with a very different performativist agenda emphasizing effectiveness and economic outcomes. This change of interest, described in the book, has signified the death of education. The Learning Society in a Postmodern World explores different theoretical resources to respond to this situation, mainly those that propose some restoration of an educated public or, to the contrary, individual self-creation, and uses the works of a broad range of philosophers and thinkers - notably MacIntyre, Habermas, Foucault, Derrida, Rorty, and Baudrillard. In addition, it raises important questions about postmodern and poststructuralist responses to education in the postmodern world. Its comprehensiveness and historical background make it an essential textbook for theoretical courses in lifelong learning and in educational theory in general. A broad range of interests and subject matter make it important reading for educators, policy specialists, media specialists, researchers on the subject of lifelong learning and on the relation between education and the postmodern world, political theorists, philosophers, and philosophers of education.
Author :David N. Aspin Publisher :Springer Science & Business Media Release Date :2007-08-18 ISBN 10 :9781402061936 Pages :334 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (193 users download)
Summary Book Review Philosophical Perspectives on Lifelong Learning by David N. Aspin:
Download or read book Philosophical Perspectives on Lifelong Learning written by David N. Aspin and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2007-08-18 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concern for the philosophy, theory, categories and concepts of lifelong learning. Written in a straightforward understandable manner, the book examines in depth the range of philosophical perspectives in the field of lifelong learning theory, policy, practice and applied scholarship.
Summary Book Review From Adult Education to the Learning Society by Peter Jarvis:
Download or read book From Adult Education to the Learning Society written by Peter Jarvis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique text provides a valuable route map to the development of thinking in adult education and lifelong learning. It includes more than twenty-five seminal articles from the first two decades of the International Journal of Lifelong Education, written by leading authors in the field from the UK, the USA, Australia and Europe. Compiled to show the development of the field, the articles are divided into four sections: From Ault Education... ...to Lifelong Education ...and Lifelong Learning ...to the Learning Society and Beyond. The specially written Introduction by the editor contextualises the selection and introduces readers to the main issues and current thinking in the field. This is the only text of its kind to demonstrate practice and policy internationally over this period, and as the collection of articles are now available in one easy-access place, this is an excellent resource for students and scholars.
Author :David N. Aspin Publisher :Springer Science & Business Media Release Date :2012-01-18 ISBN 10 :9789400723597 Pages :958 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (359 users download)
Summary Book Review Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning by David N. Aspin:
Download or read book Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning written by David N. Aspin and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-01-18 with total page 958 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second edition of the International Handbook of Lifelong Learning is extensive, innovative, and international in scope, remit and vision, inviting its readers to engage in a critical re-appraisal of the theme of “lifelong learning”. It is a thorough-going, rigorous and scholarly work, with profound and wide-ranging implications for the future of educating institutions and agencies of all kinds in the conception, planning and delivery of lifelong learning initiatives. Lifelong learning requires a wholly new philosophy of learning, education and training, one that aims to facilitate a coherent set of links and pathways between work, school and education, and recognises the necessity for government to give incentives to industry and their employees so they can truly “invest” in lifelong learning. It is also a concept that is premised on the understanding of a learning society in which everyone, independent of race, creed or gender, is entitled to quality learning that is truly excellent. This book recognises the need for profound changes in education and for goals that are critically important to education, economic advancement, and social involvement. To those concerned about the future of our society, our economy and educational provision, this book provides a richly illuminating basis for powerful debate. Drawing extensively on policy analyses, conceptual thinking and examples of informed and world-standard practice in lifelong learning endeavours in the field, both editors and authors seek to focus readers' attention on the many issues and decisions that must be addressed if lifelong learning is to become a reality for us all.
Summary Book Review From the Learning Organization to Learning Communities Toward a Learning Society by Victoria J. Marsick:
Download or read book From the Learning Organization to Learning Communities Toward a Learning Society written by Victoria J. Marsick and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning by Peter Jarvis:
Download or read book The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning written by Peter Jarvis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-05-07 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As lifelong learning grows in popularity, few comprehensive pictures of the phenomenon have emerged. The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning provides a disciplined and complete overview of lifelong learning internationally. The theoretical structure puts the learner at the centre and the book emanates from there, pointing to the social context beyond the learner. Up-to-the-minute syntheses from many of the leading international experts in the field give vital snapshots of this rapidly evolving subject from wide-ranging perspectives including: learning throughout life sites of lifelong learning modes of learning policies social movements issues in lifelong learning geographical dimensions. This authoritative volume, essential reading for academics in the field of Lifelong Learning, examines the complexities of the subject within a systematic global framework and places it in its socio-historic context.
Summary Book Review Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce: Tools for Lifelong Learning by Wang, Victor C.X.:
Download or read book Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce: Tools for Lifelong Learning written by Wang, Victor C.X. and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2012-10-31 with total page 551 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the 21st century has seen, lifelong learning has become more important as many countries have emerged into learning societies. With these learning societies, adult and community education, along with new technologies, play a major role in shaping and reshaping their economic, political, and cultural realities. Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce: Tools for Lifelong Learning addresses how technologies impact the combination of workforce education and adult learning. This comprehensive collection of research from leading authorities and front line faculty seeks to equip adult learners/employees with the right knowledge and skills to continue to contribute to the economy given the importance of the essential role of technologies.
Summary Book Review Epistemologies and Ethics in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning by Richard G. Bagnall:
Download or read book Epistemologies and Ethics in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning written by Richard G. Bagnall and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The New Significance of Learning by Pádraig Hogan:
Download or read book The New Significance of Learning written by Pádraig Hogan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-12-04 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reviews the restricting consequences of older and newer forms of paternalism, in education, taking a historical perspective and offering a cohesive sustained argument.
Summary Book Review Homo Sapiens Europæus by Michael Kuhn:
Download or read book Homo Sapiens Europæus written by Michael Kuhn and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2006 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In many ways, education mirrors society by reflecting changing and emergent goals and values as well as by contributing to both the reproduction and production of particular life forms. In the context of the formative project «Europe, » education is called upon to play an increasingly central role, one that is responsive to particular images of the European Union and to its aspirations and goals. The widespread conviction is that education and training will re-invigorate ailing economies, and that, in the context of globalization, national and regional competitiveness will only prevail if there is a qualitative continued improvement in human capital. This volume critically examines such claims, considering the ways in which learning is being constructed across Europe and the implications this has for notions of democratic citizenship and education.
Summary Book Review Lifelong Learning in Later Life by Brian Findsen:
Download or read book Lifelong Learning in Later Life written by Brian Findsen and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-03-26 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This first truly comprehensive interdisciplinary, international critique of theory and practice in lifelong learning as it relates to later life is an absolute tour de force. Alexandra Withnall, Universities of Warwick and Leicester, UK. This is a book that needed to be written: it provides a most thorough and skilful analysis of a comprehensive range of contemporary literature about learning in later life from many localities and countries of the world. Peter Jarvis, Professor Emeritus, University of Surrey Impressive in its scope this handbook seeks to describe older learning critically within the lifelong learning literature at the same time that it makes a strong and persuasive case for taking older learning seriously in our postmodern world. Kenneth Wain, University of Malta Lifelong learning in later life is an essential handbook for a wide range of people who work alongside older adults in varied contexts. This handbook brings together both orthodox approaches to educational gerontology and fresh perspectives on important emerging issues faced by seniors around the globe. Issues discussed include the social construction of ageing, the importance of lifelong learning policy and practice, participation in later life learning, education of marginalised groups within older communities, inter-generational learning, volunteering and ‘active ageing’, the political economy of older adulthood, learning for better health and well-being, and the place of seniors in a learning society. Brian Findsen is a professor of adult education, Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. His writings are usually constructed within a social justice framework such as The Fourth Sector: Adult and Community Education in Aotearoa New Zealand (edited with John Benseman and Miriama Scott in 1996) and Learning later (2005). Marvin Formosa is a lecturer in the European Centre for Gerontology, University of Malta, Msida, Malta. In addition to various articles focusing on critical educational gerontology, recent and forthcoming books include Social Class Dynamics in Later Life (2009) and Social Class in Later Life: Power, Identity and Lifestyle (with Paul Higgs, 2012).
Summary Book Review Rediscovering John Dewey by Rex Li:
Download or read book Rediscovering John Dewey written by Rex Li and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-11-02 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tries to trace Dewey’s intellectual history from his early years to the end, focusing on the themes of psychology and the psychological aspect of education in Dewey’s lifelong writing.The author mixed the discussion on Dewey’s work with his life stories and shows readers how his ideas evolved over time. In turn, the book offers a critical review of his ideas in the areas of psychology and education. Lastly, it assesses Dewey’s involvement in and impact on education. In short, it provides a comprehensive account of his legacy in psychology and education.
Summary Book Review Developing and Sustaining Adult Learners by Carrie J. Boden:
Download or read book Developing and Sustaining Adult Learners written by Carrie J. Boden and published by IAP. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 457 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Developing and Sustaining Adult Learners is the second volume in a series of scholarly publications associated with the annual Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA, The Alliance) conference. The title of this volume, derived from the theme of the 2012 conference co-sponsored by American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) in Las Vegas, NV, encompasses significant issues and questions at the forefront of the field of adult education. At the conference, scholars, practitioners, and adult educators gave presentations and received feedback on some of the most significant and timely issues in their praxis. The Alliance, which values collaboration, transformative dialogue, and collegiality among professionals, considers this volume a continuation of those conversations as the presentations were expanded into chapters. We are glad that you are joining the conversation. This volume confirms not only that adult learning, higher education, and both fields of research have many contexts, but also that there is so much more to learn about different perspectives and opportunities for research and practice. Opportunities for symbiotic relationship abound. We hope that Developing and Sustaining Adult Learners will be a book that you pull off your bookshelf, or open in your e-reader, often. We know that as we engage in program and course planning, design and teaching, this book will provide needed refreshment and new vision. When research ideas seem too similar, this volume will also provide many seeds for new opportunities.
Summary Book Review Inquiry into the Future of Lifelong Learning in the UK by Peter Jarvis:
Download or read book Inquiry into the Future of Lifelong Learning in the UK written by Peter Jarvis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-11 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers a comprehensive international response to the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE)’s inquiry into the future of lifelong learning in the UK. The book focuses upon some of the main themes of the inquiry, and analyses them from very broad perspectives undertaken by some of the world’s leading scholars. It provides an excellent introduction to significant debates about lifelong learning such as ecology, migration, morality, happiness and poverty. Each chapter raises issues of policy and practice, with clear areas of discussion, thus assisting readers in truly engaging with the issues. The final chapter contains a response by Tom Schuller, one of the NIACE’s inquiry authors. This book is essential reading for students of lifelong learning, especially educational policy makers. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.
Summary Book Review Recovering Informal Learning by Paul Hager:
Download or read book Recovering Informal Learning written by Paul Hager and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2007-05-23 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Educational theory and practice have long been dominated by the requirements of formal learning. This book seeks to persuade readers through philosophical argument and empirical examples that the balance should shift back towards the informal. The arguments and examples derive from informal learning in diverse situations, such as leisure activities, as a preparation for and as part of work, and as a means of surviving undesirable circumstances like dead-end jobs and incarceration.
Author :Leona M. English Publisher :Springer Science & Business Media Release Date :2012-12-25 ISBN 10 :9789460917684 Pages :276 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (768 users download)
Summary Book Review LEARNING WITH ADULTS by Leona M. English:
Download or read book LEARNING WITH ADULTS written by Leona M. English and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-25 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is written at a time when our own field of adult education is under assault from a variety of capitalist and neoconservative forces pressuring us... to turn away from the causes of criticality, lifelong learning, and education for freedom. Rather than succumb to these pressures, we have hope that our long term goals of education for life and living can and will be accomplished alongside professional and vocational education. This book offers new insight into what is a very dark moment of our human civilization. From the preface by Dr Carlos Alberto Torres, Professor, GSEIS, Director, Paulo Freire Institute, University of California at Los Angeles The book offers decidedly critical and international perspectives on various aspects of adult education, especially on state, citizenship and neoliberal policies. Critical in both content and method, it is at the same time the part of the collective work needed to advance the Belém call to action by furthering awareness and capacity in the field of adult education. Dr Katarina Popovic, Professor,Universität Duisburg-Essen, University of Belgrade & DBB International, In the midst of diminishing resources and growing inequalities, English and Mayo provide an incisive and much needed critique of adult education in ways that highlight not only its historical and philosophical roots but also its major significance to the practice of democracy. In a direct challenge to the neoliberal accountability craze, Learning with Adults offers a rigorous political reading of the field—one that systematically challenges oppressive educational policies and practices, while affirming an emancipatory vision of civic engagement. Truly an informative treatise that sheds new light on the education of adults. Dr Antonia Darder Professor & Leavey Presidential Endowed Chair in Education Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles Leona English and Peter Mayo challenge hegemonic assumptions and ideas, while offering a constructive alternative based on the principle of working with learners and not just for them. Their analysis is accessible enough for newcomers to the field, while the authors’ wide-ranging coverage and radical approach provide refreshing and challenging messages for the most experienced adult educator. Up-to-date, genuinely international and passionately committed, Learning with Adults is a great book. Dr John Field, Professor,University of Stirling Cover design by Annemarie Mayo
Summary Book Review Lifelong Learning, Global Social Justice, and Sustainability by Leona M. English:
Download or read book Lifelong Learning, Global Social Justice, and Sustainability written by Leona M. English and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-03-01 with total page 137 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines lifelong learning from different angles and follows the trajectory beginning with the expansive notion of lifelong education promoted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its subsequent version intended to better suit the neoliberal framework and make EU countries more competitive in the global economy. The authors critique this version of lifelong learning by contrasting it with the notion of critical literacy. They also devote attention to the UN’s advocacy concerning lifelong education and sustainable development, arguing that for lifelong learning to help realize this goal, it needs to become more holistic in scope and engage more globally conceived social and human-earth relations. The book concludes with a discussion on lifelong learning and the COVID-19 pandemic.