ERIC Number: ED476935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Needs of Older Learners A Briefing for LSCs. NIACE Briefing Sheet.
National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
The special needs of older learners, rates of participation in learning by older adults in the United Kingdom, and areas in which older adults are in particular need of learning opportunities were examined, and 24 recommendations were developed to assist learning and skills councils across the United Kingdom in meeting those needs. The following were among the recommendations presented: (1) recognize the benefits of relating to and working with other agencies to develop learning provision for older adults; (2) consult with local communities and relevant community organizations to better understand individual and community needs; (3) help local information, advice, and guidance partnerships and local lifelong learning partnerships to consider the financial literacy needs of older people in terms of curriculum; (4) map existing pre-retirement programs to ascertain the quality, quantity, and accessibility of local provision; (5) support better training for those who provide care and activities for older people in care settings; (6) identify, promote, and support projects to help older people obtain work; (7) support initiatives to help mature workers and job seekers prepare for specific industries; and (8) ensure the availability of targeted local education and guidance to help older people decide how to become involved in their communities. (Lists 17 references and suggestions for further reading.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Caregiver Training, Educational Gerontology, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Money Management, Older Adults, Older Workers, Postsecondary Education, Preretirement Education, Retirement, School Community Relationship, Student Characteristics, Student Needs
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education,Renaissance House, 20 Princess Road West, Leicester LE1 6TP, United Kingdom. Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk (free). For full text: http://www.niace.org.uk/information/Briefing_sheets/Meeting_needs_olde r_learners.htm.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom