Lifelong Learning: Opportunity or Compulsion?

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Lifelong learning is presented as a means for enabling individuals, organisations and nations to meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive world. It suggests an extension of opportunity, involving all adults, whatever their interests or experience. There is also, however, a strong sense of expectation, even compulsion, with emphasis given to vocational forms of study and participation.

Keywords: adult education; continung and higher education; lifelong education; lifelong learning

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Continuing Education, University of Warwick

Publication date: September 1, 1998

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