CONTENTS:- The Ordeal and Ecstasy of Learning; We Humans Must Create Ourselves; The Founding of the Junto; Reaffirming a Great Tradition; No One Can Complete and Education; Why Only Adults can be Educated; Education for Critical Consciousness; To Put Meaning into the Whole of Life; American Triumphs in Adult Education; The Three Kinds of Lifelong Learners; Andragogy: The New Science of Education; The Other 80 Percent of Learning; "Passage of Adulthood and Triggers of Learning; Learning "Flow", and Happiness; Success Stories of Adult Learning; Education in the Shoe Shop; Now I am only Interested in Learning; The Shape of Adult Education in the Eighties; Missing Links in the Learning Society; Bridging the "Human Gap"; The Worldwide Struggle for Adult Education; Lifelong Learning as Nightmare; Using Technology to Break the Shell of "Permitted Igonarance"; Welcome to the Invisible College; Internship; Correspondence Study; Communication Technology in Adult Education and Learning; Perspectives on the Future.
The Modern world is greatly dependent on new and new knowledge. Old theories of knowledge are changing fastly and are being replaced by new theories and practice. The societies which are investing money in the generation of new knowledge are mostly likely to survive in the future. Those societies which have lower levels of knowledge at their command are likely to become independent on the more knowledgeable societies.