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Is a valuable resource that contributes to the understanding of lifelong learning and elder education
Written by renowned scholars in the field
This book is concerned with the general issues of ageing, learning and education for the elderly and then with the more specific issues of why, how and what elders want to learn. This monograph consists of 10 chapters written by various internationally renowned researchers and scholar-practitioners in the field.
The world’s population is ageing rapidly. Ageing has an impact on all aspects of human life, including the social, economic, cultural and political domains. Understanding and providing for ageing is therefore an important issue for the twenty-first century. The focus of this book is the education and learning aspect of participation as people age.
This book covers topics such as:
• learning, welfare, and mental well being into older age • educational initiatives for the elderly • elder learning and policies comparisons from four Chinese speaking communities
This compilation of scholarly work constitutes a valuable recent resource to contribute to the global understanding and knowledge base for lifelong learning and elder education.
Series Editors Introduction: Rupert Maclean.- Preface.- Foreword: Richard G. Bagnall.- Introduction: Gillian M. Boulton-Lewis.- Section I: Ageing Issues and Provisions for Learning.- 1. Lifelong Learning, Welfare and Mental Well-being into Older Age: Trends and Policies in Europe: John Field.- 2. Issues in Learning and Education for the Ageing: Gillian M. Boulton- Lewis.- 3. Successful Ageing and Some International Approaches to Later Life Learning: Rick Swindell.- Section II: Research Methods on Ageing Issues. 4. Using Narrative Inquiry and Analysis of Life Stories to Advance Elder Learning: Nancy Lloyd Pfahl.- 5. Toward Critical Narrativity: Stories of Ageing in Contemporary Social Policy: Simon Biggs.- 6. Active Ageing: Developing a Quantitative Multidimensional Measure: Laurie Buys and Evonne Miller.- Section III: Provisions for Ageing in Parts of Asia and Hong Kong.- 7. Chinese Ageism Lives On: Grassroots Reports on Elderly Learning in Shaanxi, Jiangxi and Jiangsu: Roger Boshier.- 8. Elderly Learning in Chinese Communities – China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore: Ernest Chui.- 9. Active Ageing, Active Learning: Elder Learning in Hong Kong: Maureen Tam.- List of Authors: Biographical Details.