ERIC Number: ED199405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Lifelong Learning for Self-Sufficiency. Report of a Miniconference Endorsed by the 1981 White House Conference on Aging (Racine, Wisconsin, November 12-14, 1980).
Institute of Lifetime Learning, Washington, DC.; Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Washington, DC.; Adult Education Association of U.S.A., Washington, DC.
This report synthesizes the discussions and the recommendations of a conference on lifelong learning held at Wingspread (Racine, Wisconsin) in November, 1980. Co-sponsored by the National Retired Teachers Association, the American Association of Retired Persons, the Commission on Education for Aging of the Adult Education Association/USA, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and the Population Resource Center, the conference focused on the needs of older adults to continue to learn in order to maintain their self-sufficiency. The report is divided into five sections. Section 1 distinguishes the difference between learning for self-enrichment and learning for self-sufficiency, and explains why the latter is so neccesary in our aging society. Sections 2-5 summarize the discussion of the broad issues of learning for economic sufficiency; learning for coping--practical life skills; learning for community contribution; and learning for life-span development (continued growth). Recommendations of the conference participants are given for each of these topics. A list of participants is appended. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Citizen Participation, Daily Living Skills, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Financial Needs, Individual Development, Lifelong Learning, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Self Actualization, Self Help Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute of Lifetime Learning, Washington, DC.; Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Washington, DC.; Adult Education Association of U.S.A., Washington, DC.