From Adult Education to the Learning Society
21 Years of the International Journal of Lifelong Education
By Peter Jarvis
Routledge – 2012 – 456 pages
Series: Education Heritage
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.
Part 1 – From Adult Education … Deontological Liberalism: the political philosophy of liberal adult education. To a middle ground praxis and ideology in adult education. Thematization of power, the search for common interests, and self-reflection. Adult Literacy and the Mode of Production. Against Modernity: Ghandi and adult education. Gender and the curriculum of adult education. Part 2 - …to Lifelong Education. Basil Yeaxlea and lifelong education. Lifelong education and adult education: the state of the theory. Globalization and lifelong education: reflection on some challenges for Africa. Education and work. Professional practice, learning and continuing education: an integrated perspective. Beyond legitimacy: Facing the future in distance education. Athene in academe: Women mentoring women in the academy. Education for sale: at what cost? Lifelong learning and the market place. Part 3 - …and Lifelong Learning. The concept of experiential learning and John Dewey’s theory of reflective thought and action. Adult education: a sartrean-based perspective. Making judgments as the basis for workplace learning. Being and Becoming: a student trajectory. The adulthood of Buddhahood: Buddism, lifelong learning and the education of desire. Part 4 - …to the Learning Society and Beyond. The Learning Society. Social Capital, human capital and the learning society. Lifelong learning and welfare reform. The concept and problem of public enlightenment. Adult learning for citizenship: towards a reconstruction of the social purpose tradition. Beyond lifelong learning: a call to civically responsible change.