THE MYTH OF THE LEARNING SOCIETY
UNSPECIFIED. (1995) THE MYTH OF THE LEARNING SOCIETY. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 43 (3). pp. 290-304. ISSN 0007-1005Full text not available from this repository.
The learning society has been advocated as an answer to current economic, political and social problems by a wide coalition of interests, including politicians, employers and educators. Here we critically analyse the concept as a myth; that is, as an idea which may or may not have validity, but which many people believe in. For the purpose of this analysis, the learning society is set alongside four other myths upon which it builds: those of productivity, change, lifelong education and the learning organisation. It is argued that the United Kingdom cannot currently be considered to be a learning society, nor is it likely to become one in the foreseeable future. But the idea of the learning society retains an important role as a myth, in drawing together and channelling energies in directions sought by policy-makers.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 290-304|
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