At the beginning of the 21st century it is increasingly clear to professionals at all levels of formal and informal education that we need to refresh the concept of lifelong learning. Most importantly, the concept needs to be expanded so that it is lifelong and lifewide, concerned not just with serial requirements of those already engaged, but also with the creation of opportunities for those who have not found the existing structures and processes accessible or useful.
This book discusses resulting arguments about policy and practice in three parts:
Part One focuses on the lifelong dimension, addressing in particular the changing nature of the student population.
Part Two investigates the lifewide connections between higher education and other areas of social and economic life.
Part Three offers a structural analysis, based on research on changing needs of learners, and setting out some key implications for higher education.
Higher Education and the Lifecourse provides a timely analysis of the higher education sector and will be an important resource for graduate students, researchers, policy makers and senior managers within the fields of higher and post-compulsory education.
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About the Author
David Watson has been Vice Chancellor of the University of Brighton since 1990 where he is also Professor of the History of Ideas. He has contributed widely to developments in UK higher education, as a member of the CNAA, PCFC, HEFCE and the Dearing Committee of Inquiry. His academic interests are in the history of American ideas and in higher education policy, on which he has published extensively.
Table of ContentsEditors' introduction
Part one: Higher Education and Lifelong Learning
Euro student 2000 and the UK
today's higher education students
Getting real the evidence on access and success
Access to what? educational opportunity and employment prospects
All change for online- mind the gap
Part two: Higher Education and Lifewide Learning
No comment? Feedback, non-formal learning and development
Reconstructing students as consumers
Widening access for disabled students
Rurality and higher education a conceptual analysis
Globalisation and the formulation of university experience
Part three: Learners, civic society and institutions
Learning through life higher education over the individual lifecourse
Bringing the community back into the academy higher education and civic society
The University and life-chances reinventing the academy