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Towards an Economy of Lifelong Learning: Reconceptualising Relations Between Learning and Life

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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.

Keywords: economy; globalisation; late modernising; lifelong learning

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8527.00083

Affiliations: School of Education, University of Ulster

Publication date: 1998-09-01

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