Fostering social development and economic prosperity through lifelong learning: First steps in one Australian community

Cuthill, Michael and Jansen, Denni (2012) Fostering social development and economic prosperity through lifelong learning: First steps in one Australian community. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 4 1: 63-75. doi:10.1080/19463138.2012.667413


Author Cuthill, Michael
Jansen, Denni
Title Fostering social development and economic prosperity through lifelong learning: First steps in one Australian community
Journal name International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development
ISSN 1946-3138
1946-3146
Publication date 2012
Year available 2012
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/19463138.2012.667413
Open Access Status
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 63
End page 75
Total pages 13
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Subject 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
3303 Development
3305 Geography, Planning and Development
3322 Urban Studies
Abstract Two equally important and interrelated perspectives - social development and economic prosperity - drive an almost global endorsement of lifelong learning. However, this topic does not appear to be a focus of serious policy attention in Australia. Despite this lack of attention, some Australian communities have responded to the potential offered through lifelong learning, unilaterally developing their own locally based responses. This article reports on the first steps taken, to build a community culture which values and supports lifelong learning, in one Australian city. Preliminary work, instigated by a multi-sectoral working group, focused on a learning communities literature review, profile and audit. These provided a basis for a lifelong learning gap analysis. The main discussion focuses on results from the gap analysis, including identified key actions, and the need for better understanding and articulation of the contribution of community-based learning to social development and economic prosperity in Ipswich.
Keyword Economic prosperity
Ipswich
Learning community
Lifelong learning
Social Development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: UQ Boilerhouse Community Engagement Centre - Publications
 
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