Towards an Economy of Lifelong Learning: Reconceptualising Relations Between Learning and Life
Author: Strain, Michael
Source: British Journal of Educational Studies, Volume 46, Number 3, September 1998 , pp. 264-277(14)
Abstract:Lifelong learning should embrace more than instrumental purposes. Some late modern social formations threaten individual autonomy, subordinating the needs of ‘agent’in a ‘locality’to universalising rationality, necessary for growth in a globalized and virtualised economy. These phenomena are discussed and illustrated. Learning, now an‘economic’ activity, could bind individuals in heteronymously defined lifeworlds. Prerequisites of an alternative conceptualisation are examined.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: School of Education, University of Ulster
Publication date: September 1, 1998