The book follows the structure of the Memorandum on Lifelong Learning which
prescribes the content of the 2001 Communication of the European Commission
for Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality. The issues that are ...
Author: George K. Zarifis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book critically reflects on the context in which lifelong learning policies and practices are organized in Europe with contributions of researchers and policy makers in the field. Through a critical lens the book reinterprets the core content of the messages that are conveyed by the European Commission in the “Memorandum for Lifelong Learning”, the most important policy document in the area, which after a decade from its publication still remains the vehicle for all current developments in lifelong learning in Europe. With references to research findings, proposed actions, and applications to immediate practice that have an added value for Europeans –but which either do not appear to correspond directly to what is stipulated by the European Commission, or are completely ignored as part of the lifelong learning process– the book offers an analytic and systematic outlook of the main challenges in creating the ‘European Area of Lifelong Learning’. In times as decisive as the ones we are going through today (both in social and economic terms), a critical perspective of the practices and policies adopted by the EU Member States is essential. The book follows the same structure as the Memorandum in order to debate and critically approach in separate sections the core issues that Europe faces today in relation to the idea of making a ‘European area of Lifelong Learning’.
An inconsistent policy: Lifelong learning and adult education policy towards a
competitive advantage. In G. K. Zarifis & M. N. Gravani (Eds.), Challenging the “
European Area of Lifelong Learning”. A critical response (pp. 75–86). Dordrecht ...
Author: George A. Koulaouzides
Contemporary adult education policy development and lifelong learning practice are experiencing an autonomy loss imposed by the dominant neoliberal economic paradigm. As a consequence, in many countries, especially those that depend economically from supranational organizations and donors, the critical approach and its adjunct idea of emancipation have been sacrificed in favour of ambiguous developmental goals like employability, flexibility and adaptability. On the other hand, in many countries, adult education as a social movement is deeply rooted in the conviction that learning is an essential process related to personal transformation and social change. The result of this conflict between the external pressure for policies in favour of the labour market and the internal assumption about the value of emancipation has led to interesting insights that have produced policies and practices that attempt to reconcile these two forces of development. In this volume, we offer a consideration of the above paradoxical situation, and the critical view of adult education policy and practice in the region of Southeastern Europe. Some chapters in this volume present also positive lifelong learning practices, policy development analyses and conceptual understandings that highlight the efforts to develop adult education within a framework of the dominant neoliberal forces that shape European and international adult education policy.
Challenges in e-HRM Torres-Coronas, Teresa, Arias-Oliva, Mario ... Learning a
Reality—based on a public consultation on the Memorandum on Lifelong
Learning, issued in previous year ... Programme 'Education & Training 2010' In
general, any policy at European level, in the field of education, is relatively recent
; only ...
Author: Torres-Coronas, Teresa
Publisher: IGI Global
Analyzes key critical HR variables and defines previously undiscovered issues in the HR field.
... Lisbon European Council March 2000http://ue.eu.int/ueDocs/cms_Data/docs/
pressData/en/ec/00100-r1.en0.htm (accessed January 2005) European
Commission (2001) A European area of lifelong learning: empowering
Europeans in the ...
Author: Pamela Cotterill
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book offers a clear, accessible exploration of lifelong learning and educational opportunities for women in higher education. It has been developed from work undertaken by members of the Women in Higher Education Network with chapters organized in three thematic sections: Ambivalent Positions in the Academy, Process and Pedagogy at Work, Career – Identity – Home.
Successes, Challenges, and Issues Sullivan, Kirk P.H. ... The European higher
education area – Achieving the goals. ... Communication from the commission:
Making a European area of lifelong learning a reality (COM 678, final of 21.11.01
Author: Sullivan, Kirk P.H.
Publisher: IGI Global
Although internet technologies have transformed the concept of professional development by providing the opportunity for virtual learning environments in a non-traditional setting, the implementation of professional distance education programs still poses a challenge. Cases on Professional Distance Education Degree Programs and Practices: Successes, Challenges, and Issues examines the best practices for executing technology applications and the utilization of distance education techniques. This publication will serve as a reference for academics and instructors coordinating distance education programs, initiating distance education courses, and implementing such programs for those earning professional degrees.
... of vocational education and training, and of higher and professional learning.
In G. Zarifis, & M. Gravani (Eds.), Challenging the “European Area of Lifelong
Learning.” Dordrecht: Springer. Gray, D., Cundell, S., Hay, D., & O'Neil, J. (2004).
Author: Kurt Kraiger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The latest Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Psychology uses a psychological perspective, and a uniquely global focus, to review the latest literature and research in the interconnected fields of training, development, and performance appraisal. Maintains a truly global focus on the field with top international contributors exploring research and practice from around the world Offers researchers and professionals essential information for building a talented organization, a critical and challenging task for organizational success in the 21st century Covers a diverse range of topics, including needs analysis, job design, active learning, self-regulation, simulation approaches, 360-degree feedback, and virtual learning environments
Implementing a Lifelong Learning Strategy in China . " Presentation at the
UNESCO International Policy Dialogue on " Challenges in Implementing Lifelong
Learning for Adults . ... Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality .
Author: Carl J. Dahlman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
China has made significant progress in expanding educational access, but given today's highly competitive global economic environment, this publication outlines the key elements for an effective lifelong learning system, focusing primarily on its economic aspects. It sets out a framework to help identify the demands on the education and training system in China, with the role of government changing from being the main provider of education and training to the facilitator of a more inclusive system.
Lifelong learning brings a whole new approach to the way we acquire knowledge
and competences , which calls for ... New teaching and learning methods
challenge the traditional roles and responsibilities of teachers , trainers and other
Author: European Commission
The publication 'A European Area of Lifelong Learning' consists of two parts : 1. The Commission Communication adopted on 21 November 2001 : 'Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality' (COM(2001) 678 final)(hereafter referred to as 'the Communication') ; 2. 'Lifelong Learning - Indicators and Practice', which is based on the Commission Staff Working Document (28 November 2001) entitled 'Lifelong Learning - Practice and Indicators' (SEC(2001) 1939). This part of the publication contains additional information on the Communication and consists of three parts. Section 1 provides further information on the development of indicators which can be used to follow the implementation of lifelong learning in Europe. Section 2 presents a selection of examples of lifelong learning practices in Europe in the same priority areas as those presented in the Communication. Lastly, section 3 comments on two important instruments in lifelong learning : learning organisations and local learning centres.
Contemporary Issues for Adult Education in Europe Agnieszka Bron, Michael
Schemmann ... While the EU poses important learning challenges in its own right
, it is also an increasingly important player in the field of education and training ...
Author: Agnieszka Bron
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
" With the first volume of Bochum Studies in International Adult Education we are launching a new series of publications from the Chair of Adult Education at the Ruhr-University of Bochum. BSIAE addresses not only researchers, university teachers and students of adult education but also those from related disciplines. While not explicitly addressing practitioners, except for providing them with up-to-date research overviews, each issue will also address politicans and policy makers. Each volume will be organised around one topic or issue which is of interest, importance or of particular relevance for adult education in general. This particular topic will be considered from various points of view, i. e. comparative, historical, gender, socio-political and cultural. The first volume of BSIAE intends to look closely at the topcis Language - Mobility - Identity and attempts to discuss these issues from the point of view of adult education. The intention of this volume is to create a compilation of different viewpoints and critical analyses on the three topics which together form an overview of their interrelation and their relevance for European development, adult education and adult's learning. "
This book covers all the major issues, with well-known academic contributors working in the field and covering the topics of theoretical, global and curriculum perspectives, widening participation and the industrial university.
Author: John Field
Publisher: Psychology Press
'Lifelong Learning' is a hot issue for educators across the world, as societies everywhere are concerned with developing a literate, skilled and flexible workforce and to widen participation in education at all levels and for all age-groups. This book covers all the major issues, with well-known academic contributors working in the field and covering the topics of theoretical, global and curriculum perspectives, widening participation and the industrial university. Topics covered include: * Community education * Popular education * Higher education * The corporate university * The school curriculum * Vocational studies. With contributors from China, Africa, USA, Canada, UK and other European countries, Lifelong Learning offers a comprehensive and challenging account of issues arising from varying lifelong learning decisions, and exposes the impact these decisions have on such a large majority of the population.
Throughout the book there is a focus on the part played by lifelong learning in
challenging social exclusion, which takes very different forms in old and new
member states. The Eastern European post-communist countries experienced ...
Author: Riddell, Sheila
Publisher: Policy Press
This timely book contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of lifelong learning in an expanded Europe. Its wide range of contributors look at the contribution of lifelong learning to economic growth and social cohesion across Europe, focusing its challenge to social exclusion.
This challenge is explicitly addressed in the Communication from the European
Commission on Making a European area of lifelong learning a reality published
in November 2001 . Based on extensive consultation in Member States ...
Author: Danielle Colardyn
Recoge: 1. Why a European inventory? - 2. Issues and concepts - 3. National and regional policies - 4. Areas of convergence - 5. Assessment and validation - 6.Comprehensive national validation approaches and common European principles.