Village Institutes and Life-long Learning


4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.5937-5940 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.009
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.5937-5940
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Village Institutes is characterized as one of the most successful applications of the Turkish education history. "Life-long Learning" approach which constitutes the focus point of today's educational system is associated with some concepts like new basic skills for everyone, more investment in human resources, innovation in learning and teaching, supporting learning, rethinking guidance and counseling, making learning close to houses (human life). In this study, Life-long Learning applications of Village Institutes have been evaluated based on determined eight principles in the Life-long Learning Decisions which have been accepted in 2002 by the member states of Memorandum and Council of Europe. As a result, in the educational systems of today, particularly emphasized practices and principles of life-long learning have been successfully applied in the Village Institutes. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu