Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

FP6

Promoting lifelong learning for older workers, An international overview

Funded under: FP6-SOCIETY

Abstract

The central argument of this book is that ageing must be seen as a lifelong learning and developmental process in which one continuously takes on new life challenges. In the context of work, lifelong learning is understood as a broad, holistic concept, which encompasses individual education and training, but also entails participative workplace learning actively supported by employers. The theme of the book is timely as the distinctive needs of older workers are not being addressed within a lifelong learning context. The purpose of this book is to address this by providing an overview of discussions at the crossroads of two topics, older workers and lifelong learning. Although the book has a focus on European approaches and experiences, contributions from the US, Japan and Australia are also included. This book is of interest to researchers, policy makers, university lecturers, teachers in vocational education and training institutions, trade union officials and working life consultants.

Additional information

Authors: TIKKANEN T, Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (GR);NYHAN, Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (GR);B (editors), Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (GR)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2006. 270 pp, free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=TI7305251 (Catalogue Number: TI-73-05-251-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 92-896-0394-1
Record Number: 200719448 / Last updated on: 2007-10-15
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en