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Active Ageing, Active Learning: Issues and Challenges (Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects) Paperback – 27 Nov 2013

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2012 edition (27 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9400737238
  • ISBN-13: 978-9400737235
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.1 x 23.5 cm
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This book is concerned with the general issues of ageing, learning and education for the elderly and then with the more specific issues of why, how and what elders want to learn. This monograph consists of 10 chapters written by various internationally renowned researchers and scholar-practitioners in the field.

The world’s population is ageing rapidly. Ageing has an impact on all aspects of human life, including the social, economic, cultural and political domains. Understanding and providing for ageing is therefore an important issue for the twenty-first century.  The focus of this book is the education and learning aspect of participation as people age.

This book covers topics such as:

•     learning, welfare, and mental well being into older age
•     educational initiatives for the elderly
•     elder learning and policies comparisons from four Chinese speaking communities

This compilation of scholarly work constitutes a valuable recent resource to contribute to the global understanding and knowledge base for lifelong learning and elder education.


About the Author


Professor Emeritus Gillian Boulton-Lewis is currently an adjunct professor at the Queensland University of Technology and Professor of Teacher Education at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. Her research interests are in learning and its implications for education across the lifespan. Her recent research is focused on moral development in early childhood, ageing and learning,  and sustainable communities for seniors. She has published widely and been involved with a large number of funded research projects.

Maureen Tam is Associate Professor in Elderly Education in the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). She is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development in the Institute and concurrently Academic Coordinator of the HKIEd Elder Academy. Her recent research interests are elder learning and active ageing and she holds a HKIEd Internal Research Grant to conduct a critical international review of the state of theorization, policy and research in elderly learning and education.

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