© 2006

Lifelong Learning, Participation and Equity

  • Judith Chapman
  • Patricia Cartwright
  • E. Jacqueline Mcgilp

Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series book series (LLLB, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Richard G. Bagnall
    Pages 25-45
  3. Tom Karmel, Davinia Woods
    Pages 139-150
  4. Judith Chapman, Jacqueline McGilp, Patricia Cartwright, Marian de Souza, Ron Toomey
    Pages 151-174
  5. Jennifer Bryce
    Pages 243-263
  6. Carolyn Broadbent, Jill Burgess, Maureen Boyle
    Pages 265-286
  7. Mal Leicester
    Pages 303-315
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 337-364

About this book


In many countries, schools, universities and other traditional learning institutions are not providing for the educational needs of all members of the community. In many communities, particularly in regional, rural and disadvantaged areas, there are only limited options for people to undertake learning. Limited participation in learning has the danger of reinforcing people’s alienation from mainstream education and from participation and inclusion in social institutions and economic and community life more generally. This book addresses the challenge of identifying effective ways of accommodating the learning needs of all people and in so doing achieving the goals of lifelong learning for all.


OECD education inclusion lifelong learning lifelong learning, participation, equity

Editors and affiliations

  • Judith Chapman
    • 1
  • Patricia Cartwright
    • 2
  • E. Jacqueline Mcgilp
    • 3
  1. 1.ACU NationalFitzroyAustralia
  2. 2.ACU NationalBallaratAustralia
  3. 3.WendoureeAustralia

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“The themes of this book are illuminated through in-depth analyses of issues inherent in conceptualizing lifelong learning for all, the provision and complexity of lifelong learning to the disadvantaged, and the need for further research. Researchers, scholars, and practitioners in adult education, human resources, and training and development with an interest in lifelong learning for all will benefit from this instructive book.” (Atlanta Sloane-Seale, Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, Vol. 34 (2), 2008)