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Title: The Lifelong Learning Policies in England and Japan : A Means of Building Social Capital?(Part 2 Articles and Conference Papers)
Authors: Okumoto, Kaori
Issue Date: Jun-2003
Publisher: Department of Lifelong Education and Libraries, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
Journal title: Lifelong education and libraries
Volume: 3
Start page: 163
End page: 187
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between 'lifelong learning' and 'social capital' in the context of England and Japan. The paper discusses whether the current lifelong learning policies of the countries are generating social capital. The paper argues that the two countries' lifelong learning policies are not necessarily contributing to the building of social capital. In England, the over-emphasis on skills and the over-simplification of the inclusion policies conflict with a criterion of social capital, 'social connections'; and in Japan, the spiritual approach and the inexperience of democratic processes conflict with a criterion of social capital, 'a public good' aspect. The two countries have different obstacles, but the common difficulty is about 'measurement.
Description: この論文は国立情報学研究所の学術雑誌公開支援事業により電子化されました。
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