The paper focuses on two groups of educational consumers: mature age universisty bridging students, and occupational Travellers. Drawing on Campion's (1997) notion of de-differentiation and Giroux's (1990) concept of border crossing, we argue that the generic skills approach to lifelong learning is potentially antithetical to these learners' specialised educational needs.
EditorAppleton K; Macpherson C; Orr D
Number of Pages6
PublisherLifelong Learning Conference Committee, Central Queensland University
Place of PublicationRockhampton, Qld.
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External Author AffiliationsCentral Queensland University; Educational Services and Learning Support; Faculty of Education and Creative Arts; Universidad Central de Venezuela;
Name of ConferenceLifelong Learning Conference
Parent TitleLifelong Learning Conference: Selected papers from the inaugural international Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia, 17-19 July 2000, hosted by Central Queensland University / selected and edited by Ken Appleton, Colin Macpherson, Debbie Orr