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(partial) Introduction, P Lengrand. Synthesis of the study, P Lengrand. Communication, B Groombridge. The education of corporal man, J M Cagigal. Time and lifelong education, G Pineau. Space, learning and lifelong education, G Saez. The role and importance of art in life: some thoughts on lifelong education conceived as 'learning to be', I Wojnar. The citizen, A Melo. The ethical domain, H Kitagawa. Technology and lifelong education, P Novaes. The scientific spirit, J M Gago. Conclusion. Index.
The study of lifelong education brings to light aspects of education which go beyond the purely intellectual sphere into all dimensions of being.These dimensions assume great importance for individuals seeking to develop capacities which will enable them to cope successfully with the challenges they will confront throughout life and to participate constructively in the larger processes of development. The subjects covered include communication, corporal man, time, space, art, man as citizen, the ethical domain, technology and the scientific spirit, and from these papers emerges the unifying theme of the interrelationship between morality and technology. This relationship poses the vital question of how individuals should decide which of the new technologies that proliferate in contemporary society is likely to be beneficial to humankind and which destructive. The book is the result of a collective project undertaken by the Unesco Institute of Education (UIE). The approach adopted is new in two respects: first, each theme is treated in terms of learning, and second, each is related to the others in a global and transdisciplinary view of personal development. It is written by experts from various countries who are known internationally for their outstanding contributions to research into the problems of learning as a basis for lifelong education, and will be important reading for all those involved in the study and practice of lifelong education.
Of interest to professionals, teachers and research workers involved in teaching lifelong education.
- © Pergamon 1986
- 1st December 1986
- eBook ISBN:
@qu:This book reflects very well the variety of opinions, contradictory evidence, polic paradoxes, theoretical approaches and empirical lacunae characteristic of a subject now popular worldwide...the book should be required reading for anyone involved with vocational policy-making...it offers conceptual refinement, rich descriptions and nice analytic reasoning; moreover, it is truly comparative and therefore of interest both to academic researchers and professional evaluators, in the North and the South...reading of the book is highly recommended.
Unesco Institute for Education, Hamburg, FRGz
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