Rationales for Older Adult Learning

Part of the International Issues in Adult Education book series (ADUL, volume 7)


One key debate in older adult learning is concerned not with ‘whether we can or cannot teach or retrain an older adult’ but ‘to what end?’ and ‘why?’. In the first edition of the journal Educational Gerontology, Moody (1976: 140) remarked that “as educators we have no clear idea of why older adults should be educated, and this absence of fundamental philosophical reflection is ultimately dangerous for the whole enterprise”.


Lifelong Learning Educational Practice Adult Learning Intergenerational Equity Educational Provision 
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© Sense Publishers 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WaikatoNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of MaltaMalta

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