ERIC Number: ED357210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Citizenship, Adult Learning and Old Age. Conference Report (London, England, United Kingdom, June 6, 1992).
Cooper, Maureen, Ed.; And Others
This paper contains the text of a keynote speech given at a Study Day attended by older persons and government and industry officials in England, along with summaries of discussion and workshop reports. The keynote speech, "Citizenship, Adult Learning, and Old Age" (Jenny Scribbins), emphasizes the need to recognize the educational requirements of older people as important because of the contribution they made to the economy. The paper then goes on to define exactly what older people do that is work, discussing it in several categories; and concludes that for all the kinds of work identified an educational curriculum is needed. In the participant discussion that followed, many curriculum issues were raised that required more detailed discussion, and these issues were identified in the following six workshops: Maximizing Income (Benefits and Pensions); Maximizing Income (Employment); Women's Studies; English for Speakers of Other Languages and Elderly Refugees; Older People as Carers; and Unpaid Work and Volunteering. Finally, a summary report, "Drawing the Strands Together" (Sue Gardener), reflects on the insights that emerged from the conference. Included in the report are the conference program, a flier for the program, a list of participants, the goals for the Study Day, and survey results from four London-area educational centers on course offerings for older adults and their participation in such courses. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Caregivers, Citizenship, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Income, Older Adults, Retirement, Unemployment, Volunteers
Education Resources for Older People, The City Lit, Bolt Court Centre, London EC4A 3DY, England, United Kingdom (3.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Literary Inst., London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)