ABSTRACT

With contributions from around the world, this book brings together inter-related research from three fields: social capital, place management and lifelong learning regions. Providing valuable insight into the management of place and the development of learning at a regional level, the book presents international research that underpins the development and implementation of policies and practices that improve the quality of living and working circumstances at both local and regional levels.

International in scope and at the cutting edge of research into this growing field that links lifelong learning to place, the book will appeal both to academics undertaking research in this burgeoning field and to those involved in lifelong learning at local, national and international level.

chapter 1|14 pages

Introduction

ByMICHAEL OSBORNE, KATE SANKEY, BRUCE WILSON

chapter 4|10 pages

Governance and community strengthening: A case study from Victoria, Australia

ByMICHAEL HESS, DAVID ADAMS

chapter 5|11 pages

Community efficacy and social capital: Modelling how communities deliver outcomes for members

BySUE KILPATRICK AND JOAN ABBOTT-CHAPMAN

chapter 6|14 pages

Identity, local community and the internet

ByDUNCAN TIMMS

chapter 9|13 pages

Communities of practice and purpose: Making knowledge work in the university industry interface

ByTONY HALL, DEIRDRE HOGAN, EAMONN MCQUADE

chapter 11|20 pages

Lifelong learning: Institutionalisation and regulating mechanisms

ByKORNELIA EFTIMOVA ILIEVA

chapter 13|9 pages

Cities as engines of growth

ByPATRICIA INMAN, LARRY SWANSON

chapter 16|13 pages

Sustainable development: The Role of Lifelong Learning

ByCORINNE VAN BEILEN, MAX VAN DER KAMP AND

chapter 17|8 pages

Conclusion

ByBRUCE WILSON, KATE SANKEY, MIKE OSBORNE