3rd Edition

Introduction to Educational Gerontology

By Ronald H. Sherron, D. Barry Lumsden Copyright 1990
    376 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    350 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    Educational gerontology is the study of the changes in the learning process caused by old age.

    This new edition provides an update of developments in this field of research. The volume probes topics such as implications for education for the aging, reminiscence, methods of teaching, social exchange and equal opportunity.

    1: A History of the Education of Older Learners; 2: Education and the Life Cycle: A Philosophy of Aging; 3: Reminiscence and Life Review: The Potential for Educational Intervention; 4: The Community of Generations: A Goal and a Context for the Education of Persons in the Later Years; 5: Instrumental and Expressive Education: From Needs to Goals Assessment for Educational Planning; 6: Religion and Aging and the role of Education; 7: Instructing Experienced Adult Learners; 8: Uniting the Generations; 9: Evaluation of Educational Programs in Social Gerontology; 10: Career Education for the Preparation of Practitioners in Gerontology, With Special Reference to Adult Educators; 11: Creative Behavior and Education: An Avenue For Life-Span Development; 12: The Political Economy of Higher Education for Older Learners; 13: Models of Cognitive Functioning in the Older Adult: Research Needs in Educational Gerontology; 14: Leadership Training for Retirement Education; 15: A 21st Century Challenge to Higher Education: Integrating the Older Person into Academia; 16: Educational Gerontology and the Future


    Ronald H. Sherron, D. Barry Lumsden