Learning for a Living: The Powerful, the Dispossessed and the Learning Revolution

  • Karen Evans
Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series book series (LLLB, volume 13)

Finding the right relationship between education and ‘real life’ has preoccupied educationalists and politicians for most of the last century. I start this book on Learning, Work and Social Responsibility with the words of a controversial English politician, known for his lifelong commitment to the pursuit of social justice and equality through education. For Tony Benn the link between education and real life was best exemplified by part-time study in the extra-mural tradition, through which people could develop real skills which served social purposes. He was emphatically not advocating an extension of linear front-loaded academic education.


Labour Market Social World Lifelong Learning Mutual Responsibility Learning Society 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Evans
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  1. 1.University of London Inst. EducationLondonUnited Kingdom WC1H 0AL

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