Lifelong Learning

Post-Compulsory Education and the University for Industry

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning focuses on educational and government policy by analysing the diversity of postmodern society, linking economic, cultural and technological issues. It targets the impact of a specific UK Government initiative - the University for Industry (Ufi) - in terms of educational outcomes across the human lifespan.

By transcribing and interpreting one-to-one interviews, Dr Fullerty reveals government and curriculum inconsistencies in response to learners' 'whole life' educational needs. Lifelong Learning is a lively and incisive approach to the need for greater educational innovation in the UK and further afield.


"Dr Jennifer M. Fullerty has developed an important case study of the University for Industry in an underresearched area of vocational educational and training. Dr Fullerty has made a valuable contribution to the literature."

--Professor James Avis, Director of Research and Professor of Post-Compulsory Education and Training, The University of Huddersfield, June 2011

"Each chapter here reveals another chance for people to improve their lives. Those who have been reluctant learners at school discover their self-esteem and confidence in basic literacy and numeracy. In particular, the Learndirect centre of computer skills offers the exciting prospect of being able to start a job late in life."

--Mair E. Pinnell, MBE, Honorary Member of Soroptimist International of Yorkshire and of SI Leeds, June 2011

"Lifelong Learning is an 'excellent read' as well as being packed full of factual information about lifelong learning. I'm already using the literature review chapter to help me with my coursework. I like the way the author comes across as having lived through the changes she writes about and separates them into economic, sociological......techno. etc. then integrates them in her conclusion: found the section on demography quite fascinating. And as for the University for Industry - I'd never heard of it, so I'm now looking that up too."

--Kate Hutchings, B.A. Cambridge University, July 2011

From the Publisher

Lifelong Learning is a lively and incisive approach to the need for greater educational innovation in the UK and further afield.

Jennifer M. Fullerty

Dr Jennifer M. Fullerty was born in Lancashire, England and qualified as a Maths teacher in 1966. She became Company Secretary of a private manufacturing company in 1978 and later the sole proprietor of a property letting agency.

She currently works as an educational consultant, children's tutor and primary school governor. She is proud to be a member of Soroptomist International advocating 'the best for women.'

Dr Fullerty is married with two children and two grandchildren and currently lives near Cambridge, England.

Lifelong Learning is her first book.