lifelong learning

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lifelong learning

part of the UK NEW LABOUR education agenda. This broad policy can be traced back to ‘lifetime learning’, originally proposed by the Conservative government (DFEE 1996). It stems from the conviction that a post-industrial society requires a more highly educated and skilled workforce, with greater flexibility; that a KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY requires higher levels of education (although this has been disputed – see CREDENTIALISM). A further assumption is workers must be prepared for more frequent CAREER changes as lifelong careers can no longer be expected. see also LEARNING SOCIETY.

A distinction can be drawn between ‘mature students’ entering education for the first time (an aspect of WIDENING PARTICIPATION – see also ACCESS) and those learners who are already well-qualified who are updating their knowledge, skills and qualifications (i.e. professional development).

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ALA endorses a system of lifelong education. Retrieved from https://ala.asn.au/ala-endorses-a-system-of-lifelong-education/
Speaking recently to Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency, the ministry's Lifelong Education Director Ali Riza Altunel said it has hired 230 teachers, all of whom are fluent in Turkish and will teach it to Syrian children in the schools.
The four-day event represented the first major initiative of J-WEL and focuses on the three pillars of lifelong education: pK-12, higher education, and workplace learning.
The Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science yesterday announced that Al Wakrah has joined the Global Network of Learning Cities of Unesco Institute for Lifelong Education. Secretary-General of Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science Dr Hamda al-Sulaiti said the Al Wakrah achieved the honour after meeting all the criteria required to fill this membership by adopting the strategy of spreading sustainability concepts and partnering with civil society organisations to achieve Qatar National Vision 2030.
He also commended the Institute's extensive efforts to build knowledge-based societies by strengthening worldwide capabilities in deploying electronic platforms that facilitate full access to lifelong education and learning opportunities.
Evaluation in Adult education.In: Titmus C J (ed.) (1989) Lifelong Education for Adults: An International Handbook.
The Office of Non-Formal and Informal Education (ONIE) is a key agency in charge of promoting learning among the people, based on the lifelong education concept.
Policymakers could focus on promoting lifelong education and training, which could upskill older workers and thus potentially reduce unemployment of older workers.
Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies said: "Access to broadband and ensuring our citizens' proficiency in its use is absolutely crucial to the development of Welsh business and promoting lifelong education. These figures lay bare a stark and troubling disparity in the number of people without access to the internet in Wales compared to the rest of Britain, which does not bode well for the development of our economy or our citizens.
AD HA is committed to providing that lifelong education, concentrating on knowledge-based, practical methods to enhance care.
Access to information, lifelong education, income injustice and gender inequality are the factors that halted Turkey's progress.
Lisa Edwards, policy officer at UCU Wales, said: "We share the Welsh Government's vision for creating firm educational foundations for the future, however, without the inclusion of the further education sector and particularly part-time adult courses, lifelong education for all will become a thing of the past.