International Perspectives on Older Adult Education: by Brian Findsen,Marvin Formosa PDF

By Brian Findsen,Marvin Formosa

This very important e-book builds on contemporary guides in lifelong studying which specialize in studying and schooling in later existence. This paintings breaks new flooring in foreign understandings of what constitutes later lifestyles studying throughout varied cultures in manifold international locations or areas internationally. Containing forty two separate country/regional analyses of later existence studying, the final importance is living in insiders’ conceptualisations and critique of this rising sub-field of lifelong studying and grownup education.

International views on older grownup schooling presents new appreciation of what's occurring in international locations from Europe (14), Africa (10), the Americas (7), Asia (9) and Australasia (2), as authored via grownup educators and/or social gerontologists in respective geographical components. those analyses are contextualised via a radical creation and demanding appraisal the place developments and clean insights are printed. the result of this publication is a never-before to be had critique of what it capacity to be an older learner in particular countries, and the accompanying possibilities and boundaries for studying and education.

The sub-title of analysis, coverage and perform conveys the territory that authors traverse within which rhetoric and fact are interrogated. assurance in chapters contains conceptual research, historic styles of provision, coverage advancements, theoretical views, study reports, demanding situations confronted by means of international locations and “success tales” of later lifestyles studying. the ensuing impression is a shiny portrayal of an unlimited array of studying that happens in later existence around the globe.

Brian Findsen is Professor of schooling and Postgraduate chief for Te Whiringa college of academic management and coverage, school of schooling, collage of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Marvin Formosa is Head of the dep. of Gerontology, college for Social wellness, collage of Malta, and Director of the foreign Institute on getting old (United international locations - Malta).

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