Lifelong Learning in OECD and Developing Countries: An Interpretation and Assessment

  • Abrar Hasan
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 26)


It is approximately 50 years since the conce pt 1 of lifelong learning (LLL) was first proposed, in its modern usage. 2 It has gone through considerable transformation since then but much confusion continues to permeate discussion on its meaning, policy orientations and added value compared to alternative approaches. Although the initial proposals were meant for all countries, subsequent development of the concept has occurred mainly in the context of the OECD 3 countries, and questions might well be raised about its relevance for the developing 4 countries.


OECD Country Education Policy Early Childhood Education Informal Sector Lifelong Learning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Policy Advisor and Consultant, Retired Head, Education Policy DivisionOECDOakvilleCanada

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