Knowledge Society, Information Society and Adult Education

ab 15,90 

Agnieszka Bron, Michael Schemmann (Eds.)

Trends, Issues, Challenges

ISBN 978-3-8258-6083-3
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2003
Seiten 288
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Bochum Studies in International Adult Education

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-6083-3 Kategorien: ,


At the end of the twentieth century, the concept of
knowledge advanced to become one of the central factors of
society and seemed to gain in importance in the twenty-first
century, mostly understood as know-how and technical
knowledge. Next to globalisation, knowledge seems to be the
leading term both in public, as well as in scientific,
discourses. What is more, the prominent status of knowledge
is also reflected in the fact that it is used particularly
in social sciences to explain complex social transitions and
changes. Thus, one of the most widely discussed and debated
social diagnoses takes place under the term Knowledge

However, the academic discipline of adult education has not
yet profoundly engaged in the discourse on Knowledge
Society. In this book we have brought together a
cross-section of European researchers in adult education who
have contributed to the discourse on Knowledge Society
from various perspectives. By presenting their recent
research results, we also provide an overview of key
concepts within the European discourse which, according to
our observation, is only at the beginning.