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Care or control?: Defining learners' needs for lifelong learning.

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kathryn Ecclestone


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Concerns about non-participation in lifelong learning may indicate an emerging moral authoritarianism arising from pessimism about the future. Low expectations of potential for social progress, human agency and learners' motivation to take part in formal learning, exacerbate moves towards a 'minimalist pedagogy' regulated by government agencies and encourages the idea that lifelong learning should be compulsory for adults 'at risk'.

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Author(s): Ecclestone K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Educational Studies

Year: 1999

Volume: 47

Issue: 4

Pages: 332-347

Print publication date: 01/01/1999

ISSN (print): 0007-1005

ISSN (electronic): 1467-8527

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1111/1467-8527.00123


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