Lifelong learning: concepts and conceptions

Authors: Aspin, David N.; Chapman, Judith D.

Source: International Journal of Lifelong Education, Volume 19, Number 1, 1 January 2000 , pp. 2-19(18)

Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group

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This article reviews a number of versions of the concept of Lifelong Learning and sets out the main lines of the conceptions of education articulated in them. It then goes on to suggest an alternative to attempts to produce essentialist definitions and proffers a pragmatic, problem solving approach. The article draws substantially on the book by the same authors The School, The Community and Lifelong Learning (London: Cassell, 1990).

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2000

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