World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

March 3, 2011

Life Long Education in a World Perspective

Edited by:
R. P. Seymour
E. L. Edmonds

Contents

Editorial preface ………………………………………………. v

Part One: Official Conference Opening ………………………………… 1

Greetings …………………………………………………………….. 1
Nahit Metese

Presidential Address …………………………………………………… 3
E. L. Edmonds

Part Two: The Plenary Addresses ……………………………………… 14

Perspectives on Lifelong Education ………………………………………. 15
George Vaideanu

Problems of the Contemporary World, the Curriculum, and
Lifelong Education (Supplementary paper)………………………………….. 18
George Vaideanu

Education for All, for Life and Throughout Life …………………………… 25
Pedro Orata

The Norwegian Folk High School Yesterday and Today ………………………… 36
Lars Gallefoss

Learning as Adults: Towards a Social Pedagogy, Starting from the Periphery …… 47
Jaime Diaz

Persons, Settings, and Curriculum ……………………………………….. 58
Louise M. Berman

Part Three: Assemblies …………………………………………….. 70

Lifelong Learning in Post-Industrial Societies: Beyond a Luxury For the Elite … 71
William Georgiades, Carlos Ovando, and Roy Weaver

An Experimental Training Programme for Directors of Parent/
Early Childhood Programmes in Community Centres in Israel ………………….. 80
Miriam K. Rosenthal and Lynne Sperber Jasik

Lifelong Education in Developing Countries: A Proposal …………………….. 87
Daisy A. Graham

Two Indigenous Minority Groups Work Together Towards Lifelong Education ……… 94
Betty Brown

Lifelong Education in a World Perspective: A Reconceptualisation
Of the World’s Cultural Pluralism ………………………………………. 104

A. El Mahdi Abdel-halim and Najiba A. Al-Khodari

Part Four: The World Bank of Papers …………………………………. 115

The Lower Saxony Model for Social Education in Kindergartens ………………. 116
Frithjof-Manfred Oertel

Curriculum Development in Nigeria ………………………………………. 121
S. H. D. Tomori

The Continuing General Education of Young Workers:
General and Liberal Studies in British Technical and Further Education Colleges … 130
Roland P. Seymour

Large Scale Training of Teachers in Curriculum Innovation ……………………. 140
M. Fuat Turgut

The Theory of Islamic Education …………………………………………… 148
Izzat Jaradat

Appendices ……………………………………………………………… 151

Programme Excerpts ………………………………………………….. 151
World Bank of Papers …………………………………………………. 154
Conference Committee …………………………………………………. 156
Conference Supporters ………………………………………………… 158
WCCI Board of Directors ………………………………………………. 159
WCCI Standing Committee ………………………………………………. 160
List of Conference Participants ……………………………………….. 161