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Revisiting lifelong learning for the 21st century

  • February 2001

The philosophy of learning throughout life is anything but modern. Ancient societies all over the world have emphasized the need to learn from the cradle to the grave. Today in the 21st century, we find ourselves anew amidst the loud voices proclaiming the importance of lifelong learning. What is clear is that the context of lifelong learning has changed and the utopian and generous vision hitherto characterizing lifelong learning has now become a necessary guiding and organizing principle of education reforms. It is recognized today as an indispensable tool to enable education to face its multiple current and emerging challenges.

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  • Author/Editor: Medel-Añonuevo; Carolyn; Ohsako; Toshio; Mauch; Werner
  • Revisiting lifelong learning for the 21st century
  • UIE - 2001
  • Available in: English