ERIC Number: ED339843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Expert Consultation on the Utilization of the Experience and Competence of the Elderly in the Education of Youth and Adults (Wuhan, People's Republic of China, November 21-25, 1989). Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
A consultation was conducted in China to examine the use of the experience and competence of the elderly in the education of youth and adults; the education of the elderly was also studied. Participants were 15 experts from Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the United States, the Sudan, France, the Soviet Union, and China, along with additional observers from China. During the consultation, the discussion centered on the elderly's role and status in the education of youth and adults, opportunities and conditions for the continuing education of the elderly, participation of the elderly in socioeconomic and cultural development, and international and bilateral cooperation in favor of the education of the elderly and the promotion of their role in intergenerational education. A curriculum for action resulted, based on the belief that each individual older person can contribute to the society and the principle of changing "free time" to "useful time." From these principles emerged practices and solutions that can be adapted to developed and developing nations. Models for work and career, based in human development, also were drawn up, and opportunities for continuing education were examined. The discussion was supplemented by visits to universities for the aged in Wuhan, China. Recommendations were made for implementation of opportunities for education by and for the elderly. (A list of participants is included in the report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: China