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ERIC Number: ED447319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 112
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-86201-050-1
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)
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, United Kingdom, Web site: (13.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom