A multidisciplinary analysis of learning in contemporary society. It analyzes both the meaning and the place of these strands that make up modern education and offers an overview of the part they play in the work of all educators, trainers, teachers and course developers.
Peter Jarvis is Professor of Continuing Education at the University of Surrey, UK. He heads the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning at Surrey, in the Department of Education Studies, where all of the other authors are based.
The emergence of the idea; social, economic and political context; the changing education scene; learning strategies; the learning society; lifelong learning; paying for the age of learning; work-related learning; facilitating access to learning; implication of the learning society; the school in the age of learning; corporations and professions; delivering learning materials; including the excluded; the public recognition of learning; questioning the society; civil society and citizenship; future directions.