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ERIC Number: ED535823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Lifelong Learning Needs of Older People in Ireland: A Discussion Paper
McKenna, Adele
AONTAS The National Adult Learning Organisation
In January 2007 the Department of Education and Science approached AONTAS about conducting preliminary research into the lifelong learning needs of older people in Ireland. The findings of the research will be submitted to inform the Department's plans to address the educational needs of older people. In drafting this discussion paper, AONTAS has engaged in comprehensive consultation with various organisations and individuals representing the interests of older people in Ireland, as well as older people directly involved in adult and community education. This paper locates the discussion on the lifelong learning needs of older people within the context of existing service provision. It identifies the specific learning requirements of older people, the supports needed to ensure older people's involvement in adult and community education and the current gaps in service provision. Finally the paper offers some recommendations to address the future lifelong learning needs of older people. (Contains 19 footnotes.)
AONTAS The National Adult Learning Organisation. 2nd Floor 83-87 Main Street, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, D6 Ireland. Tel: +353-1406-8220; Fax: +353-1406-8227; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: AONTAS The National Adult Learning Organisation
Identifiers - Location: Ireland