ERIC Number: ED247423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Values, Life-long Education and an Aging Canadian Population.
Ray, Douglas; And Others
This compilation's 11 chapters provide selected and revised papers from an interdisciplinary seminar to examine lifelong education with regard to an aging and changing population and changes in value emphases. Chapter 1 introduces the topic by addressing aging populations, lifelong education, economic decisions and planning, social implications, and values. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 discuss the three facts or "knowns": (1) the Canadian population is aging, (2) different (ethnic) groups will experience relative growth or decline within the population, and (3) prosperity in Canada is affected by global conditions and new technology will undermine some jobs and create new ones. The next six papers examine several social choices that must be constantly reaffirmed to learn their implications for lifelong education. One addresses present knowledge of literacy, needed studies, and educational consequences. Another reviews some values of Canadian adults related to technical and vocational education. Two papers explore the personal fulfillment role. A fifth paper assesses the global political imperatives that currently confront values and continuing education programs for social awareness and political participation. Chapter 10 identifies some value issues of lifelong education. The final chapter offers conclusions and recommends three changes in educational institutions to meet needs of an aging population. A bibliography concludes the document. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education, Aging (Individuals), Economic Change, Educational Policy, Employment Patterns, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Individual Development, Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Population Trends, Social Change, Values
Third Eye Publications, Inc., Box 4640, Station C, London, Ontario, Canada N5W 5L7 ($10.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Selected papers from a seminar held at the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, October 1981).