Synopses & Reviews
This work examines the important role of learning in maintaining the health, quality of life, and longevity of older adults, and in providing opportunities for them to take on new roles in society. Based on extensive interviews with elderlearners and with learning services providers across the country, Elderlearners includes the results of the first comprehensive survey on the topic of adult learning in men and women over age 55. The authors provide key data on the sources, topics, and extent of the current learning activities of older adults, as well as on their preferred learning modes.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -194) and index.
About the Author
LOIS LAMDIN is a writer and consultant in adult education, prior learning assessment, and workforce training.MARY FUGATE is a private consultant in higher education and adult program development.
Table of Contents
Preface Elderlearning Survey Questionnaire
Living in the Age Age
Defining "Old" in the Age Age
Life Stage and Development Theory: Implications for Learning
Confounding the Stereotype: The Cognitive Abilities of Older Learners
Use It or Lose It
A Profile of Elderlearners
Older Adult Learning in Colleges and Universities
Other Sources of Formal Learning
Older Adults' Self-Directed Learning
Modes of Learning for Older Adults
Socially Constructive Aging: Work, Retirement, Volunteerism, and Leisure Activities
An Agenda for the Age Age