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      The rise of lifelong learning and fall of adult education in India

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            This article focuses on the dynamic relationships between the growing importance of lifelong learning (LLL) and consequent devaluation of adult education in national level educational policies, plans and programmes in India. It argues that by adapting the new paradigm of LLL, which is largely driven by marketcentric neoliberal principles, Indian adult education has lost its core and traditional learning ecology as there is a gradual submission to the pursuit of global economic competitiveness. It identifies three main reasons for the submission: (1) the metamorphosis from welfare to market principles in reforming education; (2) blind acceptance and misunderstanding of LLL as an educational and not a political discourse; (3) fragmented reforms in revamping adult education in India in the last decades.

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            Journal
            10430
            London Review of Education
            UCL IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 November 2019
            : 17
            : 3
            : 318-330
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            1474-8460(20191101)17:3L.318;1- s8.phd /ioep/clre/2019/00000017/00000003/art00008
            10.18546/LRE.17.3.08
            009e91af-29a6-40d2-b38e-7340778373fe
            Copyright @ 2019
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            Lifelong Learning: Articles

            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education
            FALL OF ADULT EDUCATION,INDIAN ADULT EDUCATION,LITERACY IN INDIA,POLICIES,DECLINE OF WELFARE,MARKETCENTRIC EDUCATIONAL REFORMS,NEOLIBERAL EDUCATIONAL REFORMS,ADULT EDUCATION,LIFELONG LEARNING,INDIA

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