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Title International Perspectives on Older Adult Education : Research, Policies and Practice / edited by Brian Findsen, Marvin Formosa.

Published Cham : Springer, [2016].


Location Call No. Status
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 1 online resource (XIX, 519 pages) : illustrations.
Series Lifelong Learning Book Series ; Volume 22
Lifelong learning book series ; 22.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword; Lifelong Learning Includes Older People!; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Contents; Contributors; About the Editors; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Rationale; 1.2 Focus; 1.3 Structure and Content of the Book; References; Chapter 2: Argentina; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Organizational Models in Older Adults Education in Argentina; 2.2.1 The Institutionalization of Older Adult Education; 2.2.2 Open Universities for the Third Age; 2.2.3 Universities for the Integrated Older Adults; 2.2.4 Reconfiguring Tendencies in Older Adults' Education
2.3 Theoretical Perspectives Orienting Argentina's Older Adult Education2.3.1 Case Study: Older Adult Education Programme in the National University of Río Cuarto; 2.3.2 Problematic Issues Affecting the Sustainability of Older Adult Education; 2.4 Future Challenges; References; Chapter 3: Australia; 3.1 Who Are Australia's Older Adult Learners?; 3.2 What Motivates Older Adults to Learn?; 3.3 What Do Older Adults Want to Learn?; 3.4 How Do Older Adults Want to Learn?; 3.5 Older Adults' Learning and Wellbeing; 3.6 Third Places and Their Particular Importance for Older Australian Adults
3.7 Learning Through Community Contexts3.8 Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Austria; 4.1 Adult Learning in Austria: History and Development; 4.2 Participation; 4.3 Theoretical Perspectives and Key Concepts on Older Adult Learning; 4.4 The Practice of Education for Later Life; 4.5 Inclusion and Exclusion; 4.6 The Future of Adult Learning in Austria; Appendix: Case Study of a 'Successful' Initiative in Older Adults' Learning in Austria; References; Chapter 5: Botswana; 5.1 Defining Older Adults in Botswana; 5.2 Learning for Older Adults in Botswana: Theoretical Perspectives
5.3 Where Can Older Adults Go to Learn?5.4 Curriculum Assumptions of Older Adults in Botswana; 5.5 Reflections and Recommendations; References; Chapter 6: Brazil; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Public Policies and the Education to the Older Population; 6.3 History of Senior Citizen Education; 6.4 Profile and Motives for the Pursuit of Learning; 6.5 Brazilian Research in Educational Gerontology; 6.6 Future Perspectives for Older Adult Education; References; Chapter 7: Canada; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 The Canadian Experience; 7.3 Older Adult Education and Lifelong Learning
7.4 Policies and Jurisdictional Responsibilities7.5 Non-government Organizations; 7.6 Research and Funding; 7.7 Creating the Future; References; Chapter 8: Chile; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Conceptual Theoretical Framework; 8.3 Regulatory Framework and Social Policies Aimed at Older Adults in the Field of Education; 8.4 Actors Involved in Senior Adult Education; 8.4.1 The National Government through the National Service for the Elderly; 8.4.2 Municipalities; 8.4.3 Public Corporations: Non-governmental Organisations and Foundations; 8.4.4 Private Corporations: Caja de Compensación
Other author Findsen, Brian. editor.
Formosa, Marvin. editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Older people -- Knowledge and learning.
International education.
Comparative education.
Education and state.
Continuing education.
Adult education.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319249391 electronic bk.
3319249398 electronic bk.
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-24939-1