ERIC Number: ED447319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Grow Older & Bolder: A Policy Paper on Learning in Later Life.
Carlton, Shiela; Soulsby, Jim
This paper discusses policy regarding learning in later life in the United Kingdom. The following are among the topics discussed in chapters 1-12: (1) the importance of lifelong learning; (2) the importance of learning to older people; (3) opportunities for lifelong learning in the United Kingdom; (4) the United Kingdom's aging population; (5) older learners' participation in learning; (6) provisions for older adults by local education authorities and in the further education, higher education, and voluntary sectors; (7) the role of information technology and broadcast media in lifelong learning; (8) the government's role in lifelong learning; and (9) lifelong learning and issues and barriers. The following are among the 63 policy recommendations listed in Chapter 13: (1) make increasing older adults' participation in education and training a policy priority; (2) ensure that local education authorities prepare lifelong learning development plans that take account of older people's unique learning needs; (3) promote distance learning as a primary means of access for older people; and (4) increase learning opportunities at work. Nineteen tables/figures and a list of abbreviations are included. Eleven tables/figures containing additional statistics, acknowledgments, and a list of advisory group members are appended. The bibliography contains 166 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Aging (Individuals), Change Strategies, College Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Information Technology, Lifelong Learning, Mass Media, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Students, Older Adults, Open Education, Participation, Policy Formation, Population Trends, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Student Characteristics, Technical Institutes, Trend Analysis, Universities, Volunteers
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, United Kingdom, Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk (13.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom