From ‘Adult Education’ to ‘Lifelong Learning’

Part of the International Issues in Adult Education book series (ADUL, volume 7)


There are numerous ideological positions that have been used and abused in adult educators’ collective attempts to more fully understand the fundamental principles linked to older adult learning/education. The use of terms such as ‘adult education’, ‘recurrent education’, ‘adult and community education’, ‘lifelong learning’, ‘community development’, ‘continuing education’, ‘lifelong education’, ‘the learning organisation’, ‘the learning society’, and indeed, ‘older adult education’ (see chapter 8), have been used loosely in a variety of historical and ideological contexts.


Lifelong Learning Adult Education Formal Context Learning Society Lifelong Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WaikatoNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of MaltaMalta

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