ERIC Number: ED340918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Lifelong Learning for an Aging Society. An Information Paper Prepared for Use by the Special Committee on Aging. United States Senate, 102d Congress, 1st Session. Committee Print.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
This report is an introduction to the concept of lifelong learning as a key to unlocking resources for an aging society. It describes a myriad of learning programs for older adults, from those provided by giant companies, to those conducted by small community centers, to those developed and run by elderly persons themselves. Programs are described for the healthiest adult learners and for those with Alzheimer's disease. The report covers formal education, informal education, education in the workplace, and intergenerational programs. Laws that affect education for older adults and agencies that can be of help to those interested in lifelong learning are described. Four appendixes address education as a lifelong process, include two quizzes prepared by the National Institute on Aging, summarize major federal statutes providing assistance for continuing education, and summarize state statutes or policy concerning tuition fees in higher education institutions. Twenty-nine references are cited in a bibliography and 31 addresses for programs and resources are provided. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Adult Students, Aging (Individuals), Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Resources, Futures (of Society), Gerontology, Higher Education, Industrial Education, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Reentry Students, Retraining
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.