By R. Edwards
This quantity of the Open collage Reader for helping Lifelong studying appears at coverage improvement in lifelong studying at neighborhood, local, nationwide and supra-national degrees. utilizing a world crew of individuals, it explores and examines the coverage context for lifelong studying, the rules themselves, and their results while implemented.The ebook makes a speciality of the function of lifelong studying coverage when it comes to problems with competitiveness, technological switch and social inclusion. the supply of quite a number chapters from all over the world uniquely establishes a comparative foundation for the reader. This quantity additionally encourages the coed to guage lifelong studying as a reaction to globalising tendencies and the globalising of academic coverage.
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Is it new knowledge that turns modern societies into cognitive societies and forces each of us to be a lifelong learner? Is it the breathtaking speed and nature of social transformation processes, with all their inestimable risks, that threaten us and coerce us to take part in incessant learning? Or is it ultimately our own life ‘programme’ that has changed – the biographical constructions that ‘reﬂexive modernity’ compels us to adopt, to borrow that almost populist label coined by Beck (1992) and Giddens (1990)?
Richard Edwards, however, believes (and in this respect he accords not only with the position of other European experts, as in Günther Dohmen’s noteworthy expertise (1996), but also with the crucial statements in the prominent Delors Report), that neither the further expansion of the formal education system nor a radical commercialisation of educational provision are a solution. Instead, future development must lead to overlapping local, regional, national and global learning networks that people who are interested in learning can use autonomously to examine the structured diversity of the modern world in an open learning environment.
Another aspect of this is that learning opportunities stimulate the desire to take advantage of further opportunities. • What are the limits to the growth of universities in learning societies? What proportion of the population can be expected to proﬁt from university teaching? Can an upper limit with respect to enrolment be identiﬁed? Currently, most systematic information regarding the relationship between higher education and lifelong learning is available on the following three topics: university extension activities; open and distance learning; and continuing professional training.
Supporting Lifelong Learning: Making Policy Work by R. Edwards