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Lifelong Learning and Development A Southern Perspective

by Julia Preece

Part of the Continuum Studies in Educational Research Series

Lifelong Learning and Development A Southern Perspective Synopsis

This fascinating monograph explores lifelong learning in the context of development as it is used for low and middle income countries, particularly with reference to Africa and South Asia. Taking a broadly postcolonial and critical theory perspective, thus privileging texts from the 'global South' that highlight pre-colonial origins for lifelong learning, it critiques the discourse of development as it applies to education for low income countries, and explores relevant texts that apply lifelong learning principles to nation building and other development issues. Professor Preece draws on the broader philosophical and sociological concerns of authors from low and middle income countries in order to highlight values, cultures and learning priorities that are often forgotten in the dominant and usually instrumentalist policy texts for lifelong learning. She includes reference to African Renaissance texts on African philosophies and education traditions, feminist theories on lifelong learning, Southern feminist approaches to gender issues, and comparative research literature that addresses the dangers of uncritical international transfer.

Lifelong Learning and Development A Southern Perspective Press Reviews

'Every step towards the goals of justice requires sacrifice and struggle, tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. It is here that we find Preece's dedicated commitment to stand on the side of the dispossessed, the subaltern, and from there, invest in this profound exploration around the question of lifelong learning and development at this point in time.' Catherine Odora Hoppers, Professor of Education, University of South Africa, South Africa --Sanford Lakoff

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847062918
Publication date: 13th August 2009
Author: Julia Preece
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 200 pages
Categories: Adult education, continuous learning,

About Julia Preece

Julia Preece is Professor of Adult Education at the National University of Lesotho, Lesotho.

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