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Brown, Tony – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
The idea of learning throughout life has been present in educational thinking since Plato. However, as a guiding principle for integrating educational efforts, it is a much more recent development. This paper canvasses the rise of interest in lifelong learning internationally as a policy initiative, an umbrella under which other learning policies…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, Economic Climate, Educational Policy
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Brown, Tony – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
Adult education's continuing purpose has been questioned by writers for over twenty years and today the re-organisation and closure of some University departments brings this issue to the fore. This paper takes up the theme of really useful knowledge in a changing world from the standpoint of teaching adult education history to graduate students.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Adult Education, History Instruction, Graduate Study
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Brown, Tony; Yasukawa, Keiko – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
Australian trade unions are at a pivotal moment. In 2007-2008, a review of the training and education programs of the Education and Campaign Centre (ECC), the education arm of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), was conducted through a series of interviews with leaders of twenty-five unions. The review found that Australian unions do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Union Members, Labor Education
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Brown, Tony – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2000
Lifelong learning has evolved from the UNESCO concept in the 1960s-70s of democratization through education to the 1990s' economic competitiveness arguments. Current economic and social conditions demand a broader conception that encompasses changes in work, technology, and demography and environmental sustainability. Focus should shift to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Foreign Countries, Informal Education