Originally published in 1985, this book was the first book in the UK to provide an overview of educational gerontology and examine the needs for educational opportunities for older adults. The book draws on developments and experience from the UK, Denmark and the USA and should be of interest to all concerned with adult education, gerontology and policy makers in the fields of education, health and social services.
Foreword David James 1. An Ageing Society: Education and the Role of Older Adults in Britain and the USA Frank Glendinning 2. What is Educational Gerontology? North American and British Definitions Frank Glendenning 3. The Later Years of Lifelong Learning Peter Shea 4. The Development of Education for Older People in the USA David A. Peterson 5. Education for Older Adults in Britain: A Developing Movement Frank Glendenning 6. Pre-Retirement Education: A Survey of Current Problems in Britain and the USA Chris Phillipson 7. Educational Gerontology in Denmark Joergen Bruun Pedersen 8. Gerontological Education for a Caring Society: The Way Ahead David Radcliffe 9. Older People as Consumers of Education: The Politics of Provision and Participation Joanna Walker 10. Conclusion Frank Glendenning
Against a background of profound wordwide social and economic change, the concept of lifelong learning has come increasingly into the public eye. As educators and policy-makers rethink the meaning of education, the purpose of schooling and the place of learning in our everyday lives, educational institutions are opening up to those traditionally deprived of the opportunity. The books in this set, originally published between 1979 and 1992 with many including global case studies reflect upon major issues confronting adult educators worldwide and