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Lifelong learning and development : a southern perspective / Julia Preece.



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Preece, Julia.
Publication date:
London ; New York : Continuum, c2009.
  • Book
  • xiv, 183 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-178) and index.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction-- Chapter 2: Theoretical perspectives-- Chapter 3: Issues of globalization in Southern contexts-- Chapter 4: Feminist literature on lifelong learning-- Chapter 5: Development - contexts, discourses, current strategies-- Chapter 6: Historical contexts for lifelong learning in Africa-- Chapter 7: Empirical evidence for lifelong learning in Southern contexts-- Chapters 8: Case study of Lesotho-- Chapter 9: Case study of Botswana-- Chapter 10: Case study of India or Pakistan-- Chapter 11: Conclusions and policy implications.
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Publisher's Summary:
This book explores the lifelong learning of low and middle income families, particularly in Africa and South Africa. 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 references 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. "Continuum Studies in Educational Research" (CSER) is a major new series in the field of educational research. Written by experts and scholars for experts and scholars, this ground-breaking series focuses on research in the areas of comparative education, history, lifelong learning, philosophy, policy, post-compulsory education, psychology and sociology. Based on cutting-edge research and written with lucidity and passion, the "CSER" series showcases only those books that really matter in education - studies that are major, that will be remembered for having made a difference.
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