The current policy focus on lifelong learning ensures a gendered and class-based skills-driven agenda, with lifelong learners expected to become neo-liberal subjects rather than empowered members of communities. What complexities and challenges arise from attempts to align lifelong learning with social justice? What are the costs of a focus on learning which rests on economic imperatives? Lifelong learning is at the forefront of the educational arena, both nationally and internationally, although what it means is highly contestable. In recent times, lifelong learning has increasingly come to mean vocational education and training within a globalised knowledge economy.
|Title of host publication||Lifelong learning and social justice|
|Subtitle of host publication||communities, work and identities in a globalised world|
|Place of Publication||Leicester (UK)|
|Number of pages||23|
|ISBN (Print)||978-1-86201-454-1, 1-86201-454-X|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jun 2011|
Blewitt, J. (2011). Lifelong learning and environmental sustainability. In S. Jackson (Ed.), Lifelong learning and social justice: communities, work and identities in a globalised world (pp. 18-40). NIACE.