Active Ageing, Active Learning: Issues and Challenges by Gillian M. Boulton-Lewis (auth.), Gillian Boulton-Lewis,

By Gillian M. Boulton-Lewis (auth.), Gillian Boulton-Lewis, Maureen Tam (eds.)

This e-book is worried with the overall problems with aging, studying and schooling for the aged after which with the extra particular problems with why, how and what elders are looking to study. This monograph contains 10 chapters written by way of quite a few the world over well known researchers and scholar-practitioners within the field.

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In A. Tuckett & A. ), Demography and older learners: Approaches to a new policy challenge (pp. 5–25). Leicester: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. , & Bynner, J. (2004). The benefits of learning: The impacts of formal and informal education on social capital, health and family life. London: Routledge. Swindell, R. (1993). U3A (the University of the Third Age) in Australia: A model for successful ageing. Ageing & Society, 13(3), 246–66. , & Maclachlan, K. (2007). Adult literacy and numeracy, social capital, learner identities and self-confidence.

For example, many older people who are satisfied with life in general, rate their subjective health highly even though they may have severe health problems of a kind which would earn them a ‘poor health’ rating from a narrow medical focus on disease or disability. In addition, Glass (2003) argues that a more complete successful ageing model must include recognition of existential aspects of life 42 R. Swindell which are important to many older people, such as spirituality (not merely in the narrow doctrinal sense).

The Routledge international handbook of lifelong learning. London: Routledge. World Health Organization (WHO). (2002). Active ageing: A policy framework. pdf Chapter 4 Successful Ageing and International Approaches to Later-Life Learning Rick Swindell Introduction A combination of low mortality and low fertility will continue to have a marked impact on the population of many countries for decades to come. By 2050, older people will outnumber children in most parts of the world, with the exception of Africa.

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