Restructuring, Partnership and the Learning Agenda: A Review.Report as inadecuate

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This review develops a more systematic understanding of the contemporary significance of learning in Europe by considering the complex connections between the processes of economic restructuring, lifelong learning and partnerships. A brief introduction describes the contested terrain surrounding concepts such as lifelong learning, human capital, globalization and employability and the wide-ranging scope of the material reviewed. Chapter one discusses the nature and consequences of restructuring and covers economic restructuring and globalization, conceptualizing change, Fordism (the simultaneous growth of productivity and consumption), Post-Fordism, and specific issues relating to Europe. Chapter two covers lifelong learning in Europe, including terminology and meaning, the learning society and learning organizations, and national and European dimensions of lifelong learning. It also asks whether learning is individual or social. Chapter three discusses partnership and whether it is a process for change, including issues relating to social partnership, the European Union and Monetary Union and partnership at the workplace. Chapter four synthesizes the topics of restructuring, partnership, and learning, and covers restructuring and human resources management, and employability and partnership. The document contains an extensive bibliography. (SLR)

Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economic Factors, Educational Theories, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Potential, Employment Practices, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Human Capital, International Cooperation, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Regional Cooperation, Structural Unemployment, Supply and Demand

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Author: Greenwood, Ian; Stuart, Mark


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