|About the book|
"key arguments for policy and practice for lifelong learning in higher education." Higher Education Digest
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.
|About the authors|
Maria Slowey is Professor and Director of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow. Her research is in the areas of adult and higher education and lifelong learning. She plays an active national role including membership of the Cubie Committee on the Student Finance,SHEFC and HEFCE Committees, and the ESRC Research Priorities Board. At an international level she has acted as consultant to OECD, the EC, the Council of Europe, and the ETF.
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 contents|
LIST OF CONTENTS
Section I: Higher Education and Lifelong Learning
1.Euro student 2000: comparisons with the United Kingdom
2.Getting Real: the evidence on access and achievement?
3.Disabled students in higher education: legislation, teaching, learning and assessment.
Sheila Riddell, Teresa Tinklin and Alastair Wilson
4.Rurality and higher education: a conceptual analysis
Neil Moreland, Joyce Chamberlain and Kepa Artaraz
Section II: Higher Education and Lifewide Learning
5.Student feedback, learning and development
6.Reconstructing students as consumers: power and assimilation?
7.Self-directed learning on-line
8.Access to what? Opportunities in education and employment
John Brennan and Tarla Shah
Section III: Perspectives
9. The global challenge
10.Higher education and civil society
11.The university and life-chances
12.Learning through life - higher education and the lifecourse of individuals