Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Active Ageing, Active Learning

Issues and Challenges

Editors: Boulton-Lewis, Gillian, Tam, Maureen (Eds.)

  • Focuses on an important topic in the world today
  • Is a valuable resource that contributes to the understanding of lifelong learning and elder education
  • Written by renowned scholars in the field
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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.

About the authors

 

Professor Emeritus Gillian Boulton-Lewis is currently an adjunct professor at the Queensland University of Technology and Professor of Teacher Education at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. Her research interests are in learning and its implications for education across the lifespan. Her recent research is focused on moral development in early childhood, ageing and learning,  and sustainable communities for seniors. She has published widely and been involved with a large number of funded research projects.

Maureen Tam is Associate Professor in Elderly Education in the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). She is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development in the Institute and concurrently Academic Coordinator of the HKIEd Elder Academy. Her recent research interests are elder learning and active ageing and she holds a HKIEd Internal Research Grant to conduct a critical international review of the state of theorization, policy and research in elderly learning and education.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M.

    Pages 1-7

  • Lifelong Learning, Welfare and Mental Well-being into Older Age: Trends and Policies in Europe

    Field, John

    Pages 11-20

  • Issues in Learning and Education for the Ageing

    Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M.

    Pages 21-33

  • Successful Ageing and International Approaches to Later-Life Learning

    Swindell, Rick

    Pages 35-63

  • Using Narrative Inquiry and Analysis of Life Stories to Advance Elder Learning

    Pfahl, Nancy Lloyd

    Pages 67-87

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2110-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3723-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Active Ageing, Active Learning
Book Subtitle
Issues and Challenges
Editors
  • Gillian Boulton-Lewis
  • Maureen Tam
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2111-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2111-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2110-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3723-5
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 180
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