Lifelong Learning in Aging Societies: Emerging Paradigms

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					CHAPTER 8



        Lifelong Learning in
        Aging Societies
        Emerging Paradigms

        Ronald J. Manheimer




Learning opportunities for midlife and older adults have proliferated around
the world since the early 1970s. We can attribute this growth to one or all of
the following: (a) national efforts to promote lifelong learning societies for
people of all ages, (b) initiatives responding specifically to sharp increases in
the percentage of a country’
				
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Description: In all cases, the older learner movement is an outgrowth of the unprecedented demographic rise of aging societies characterized by lengthened life expectancy, low birth rates, improved health care and hygiene, rising completion rates of postsecondary education, and relative affluence derived from public and private pensions funds.
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