Schools and lifelong learning: The importance of schools as core centres for learning in the community

Judith D Chapman, David N Aspin

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Abstract

In this chapter we have proposed a set of agenda for schools and school leaders, arising from the notion of lifelong learning and acknowledging the importance of schools as core centres for learning in the community, having a key function in the provision of an enduring basis for learning throughout people’s lives. We argue that the aims of this undertaking may be realised through: The provision of educational opportunities throughout life that adhere to such principles and policy objectives as economic efficiency and advance; social justice, social inclusion and democratic participation; and personal growth and fulfilment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond International Handbook of Lifelong Learning
EditorsDavid N Aspin, Judith Chapman, Karen Evans, Richard Bagnall
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
PublisherSpringer
Pages521-538
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9789400723603
ISBN (Print)9789400723597
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Chapman, J. D., & Aspin, D. N. (2012). Schools and lifelong learning: The importance of schools as core centres for learning in the community. In D. N. Aspin, J. Chapman, K. Evans, & R. Bagnall (Eds.), Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning (pp. 521-538). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2360-3_31