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The Learning Society and people with learning difficulties

Sheila Riddell


There is a growing concern about the social exclusion of a range of minority groups, including people with learning difficulties. Lifelong learning is seen as one of the central means of challenging the exclusion of this group, but also of enhancing their economic status. This book demonstrates that policy based on human capital premises has produced forms of lifelong learning that exacerbate the marginalisation of people with learning difficulties. This book reviews the range of policy fields that increasingly intervene in the lifelong-learning arena; maps the agencies involved in service del ... More

Keywords: social exclusion, minority groups, learning difficulties, lifelong learning, economic status, human capital, learning options, marginalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9781861342232
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342232.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sheila Riddell, author