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Introduction

  • Gillian M. Boulton-LewisEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 15)

Abstract

The book contains perspectives on the worldwide phenomenon of ageing and its implications, on reasons why elders should keep on learning, on provisions for learning and ageing, ways to measure implications of policies for ageing and active ageing and finally ageing and learning in the Asia Pacific region, including China, other parts of Asia and Hong Kong. It presents and discusses therefore a range of recent issues and perspectives on ageing and learning and should constitute a valuable recent resource for anyone involved in education for elders in Hong Kong, in particular, and elsewhere in Asia. There is some overlap in the issues raised in the chapters, as is to be expected when a series of people are asked to address learning and ageing from different perspectives; however, there is no disagreement about the benefits and need for elders to be assisted to keep learning.

Keywords

Active Ageing Lifelong Learning Successful Ageing Asia Pacific Region Chinese Community 
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Reference

  1. Harper, S. (2008). Generations and life course: The impact of demographic challenges on education 2010–2050. Retrieved February 22, 2011, from http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk/system/files/publication_challenges_on_education_2010-2050.pdf

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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