(2010) Civic engagement in later life and lifelong learning

in Theory
Catherine Hagan Hennessy, University of Plymouth, UK

This paper describes the background, settings, activities and partnerships involved in a range of models and approaches for linking lifelong learning and civic engagement.These encompass American and European developments and include projects to enhance and employ the skills and expertise of older individuals for voluntary and other service across diverse public and non-governmental sectors and private enterprise. Developments within the UK context are explored and potential future directions are discussed.


International Journal of Education and Ageing, Vol.1, No. 2, 153-166, December 2010, ISSN: 2044-5458


Keywords

active ageing, older learners, community participation, social capital

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