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.
Table of Contents
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 Britiain 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