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European Union Policy on Older Adult Learning: A Critical Commentary

European Union Policy on Older Adult Learning: A Critical Commentary This critical commentary discusses the strengths and lacunae in the European Union's policy on older adult learning. Late-life learning is deemed as a productive investment on the basis that it not only engenders positive returns of economic growth but also improves the quality of life and social development of older persons. This article argues that although European Union policy on lifelong learning does hold some promise toward more optimum levels of physical, psychological, and social well-being in later life, it remains characterized by a range of limitations ranging from mindless activism, to economic bias, to ageism. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Aging & Social Policy Taylor & Francis

European Union Policy on Older Adult Learning: A Critical Commentary

Journal Of Aging & Social Policy , Volume 24 (4): 16 – Oct 1, 2012
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1545-0821
eISSN
0895-9420
DOI
10.1080/08959420.2012.735162
pmid
23216347
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Abstract

This critical commentary discusses the strengths and lacunae in the European Union's policy on older adult learning. Late-life learning is deemed as a productive investment on the basis that it not only engenders positive returns of economic growth but also improves the quality of life and social development of older persons. This article argues that although European Union policy on lifelong learning does hold some promise toward more optimum levels of physical, psychological, and social well-being in later life, it remains characterized by a range of limitations ranging from mindless activism, to economic bias, to ageism.

Journal

Journal Of Aging & Social PolicyTaylor & Francis

Published: Oct 1, 2012

Keywords: European Union policy; lifelong learning; older adult learning

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