By Gillian Boulton-Lewis, Maureen Tam
This booklet is anxious with the overall problems with getting old, studying and schooling for the aged after which with the extra particular problems with why, how and what elders are looking to examine. This monograph includes 10 chapters written through quite a few the world over popular researchers and scholar-practitioners within the box.
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There is very little research that describes what older people themselves say they want and need to learn. There are statements about what others believe is necessary for them. Health professionals are concerned about how and why it is necessary to learn about health management (Kerschner and Pegues 1998; Crane 2001), and various studies suggest that health behaviour affects cognition in ageing. Others are concerned with elders learning about ﬁnance (Gregg 1993) and use of ICT (Stadler and Teaster 2002).
Erwachsenenbildung in Österreich. Hintergrundbericht zur OECD Länderprüfung über Erwachsenenbildung in Österreich. Wien: Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur. Schuller, T. (2005). Demographic challenges: Family structures and ageing. 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.
Harper (2008) notes that mental development, brain capacity and longevity are closely associated. As the relationship between 4 Successful Ageing and International Approaches to Later-Life Learning 37 mental capacity and physical health becomes clearer, education will form a growing element of personal enhancement. She further notes that the UK government policy has tended to think of demographic ageing as leading to large numbers of old people, rather than large numbers of people who are simply living longer – many of them with increasingly active healthy lives (Harper 2008, p.