The focus of this research is the contribution development education perspectives make to leadership practices in lifelong learning for a global society. Its purposes are summarised as follows:
- an examination of the contribution experience of the use of global perspectives can make to the enhancement of existing leadership development initiatives to promote learning in the lifelong learning and skills sectors
- an investigation of ways in which the development of leadership practices contribute to networks to promote lifelong learning pathways in the context of the global dimension
- an enquiry into how government agendas such as the DfES International strategy to improve the quality of learning for a global society can be realised through the capacity building of practitioners in the sector to (a) equip adults for life in a global society and work in a global economy; and (b) engage with our international partners to achieve their goals and ours.