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Social capital and lifelong learning$
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John Field

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346551

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346551.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Social capital and lifelong learning

John Field

Policy Press

This chapter begins by defining the term ‘learning society’. It then differentiates the concept of learning from education. Next, the chapter argues that people's social relationships play an important role in their capacity for learning. It also explores the possibility that social relationships can influence the lifelong and lifewide learning undertaken by adults. After this, the chapter examines the concept of social capital and its concern with power.

Keywords:   learning society, education, learning, social relationships, social capital, power

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