The Economic Context of Lifelong Learning

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


The chapter is critical of the arguments that there is an increasingly homogenous global economy and that policies towards lifelong learning should primarily be responses to such an economy. Certain opportunities to learn are more expensive to provide than others, however, and the ability to take up any opportunity requires some degree of economic success. Hence, the economic context of lifelong learning is important but not determinate.


Lifelong Learning Practical Knowledge Informal Learning Formal Learning Network Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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