Active Ageing, Active Learning

Issues and Challenges

  • Gillian Boulton-Lewis
  • Maureen Tam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Gillian M. Boulton-Lewis
    Pages 1-7
  3. Ageing Issues and Provisions for Learning

  4. Research Methods on Ageing Issues

  5. Provisions for Ageing in Parts of Asia and Hong Kong

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-180

About this book


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.



Active Ageing Ageing and learning Elder Education Gerontology Lifelong Learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Gillian Boulton-Lewis
    • 1
  • Maureen Tam
    • 2
  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.The Hong Kong Institute of EducationTai PoHong Kong/PR China

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