Series editor(s): Professor Norman Denzin
Subject Area: Sociology and Public Policy
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|Title:||Lifelong education and democratic citizenship|
|Author(s):||John M. Johnson|
|Volume:||34 Editor(s): Norman K. Denzin ISBN: 978-1-84950-960-2 eISBN: 978-1-84950-961-9|
|Citation:||John M. Johnson (2010), Lifelong education and democratic citizenship, in Norman K. Denzin (ed.) Studies in Symbolic Interaction (Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Volume 34), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.295-300|
|DOI:||10.1108/S0163-2396(2010)0000034020 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
don't gain the world and lose your soul,wisdom is better than silver or gold.Bob Marley, ExodusEducation is of critical importance for living a meaningful life today. Education does not begin in school, and it does not end in school. Many important educational lessons begin in the home, arguably in the womb, where a mother's love and caring is communicated to the fetus even before birth. The human species has the longest dependency, so it is to be expected that young children learn much of importance in the home. When this early education builds a strong foundation, then formal schooling continues to build on this. When there are profound deficiencies in neonatal or early child care, formal schooling is greatly disadvantaged in its educational mission; the Romanian orphan children from Nicolea Ceausescu's regime illustrate this.
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