Studies in Philosophy and Education 17 (4):323-332 (1998)

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The concept of lifelong education received wide criticism and rejection in many educational circles in the 1970s. Recent developments in educational research and the increasing influence of postmodernist thought, the paper argues, are major factors in the return to favour of lifelong education. While a postmodern society is one characterised more by conflict than by consensus, the paper suggests that consensus on the importance of lifelong education might be one precondition for such a society
Keywords lifelong learning  lifelong education  workplace learning  postmodernism
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