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Universities of the third age in Poland: emerging model for 21st century

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Klimczuk, Andrzej

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Abstract Main objective of this paper is to describe emergence of a Polish Universities of the Third Age model. These are a multidisciplinary non-formal education centers, which allow formation of positive responses to the challenges of an ageing population. Article indicates main organizational changes of these institutions conditioned by internal and external factors. Essay describes transformation, differentiation factors, and characteristics of these institutions for elderly based on a critical analysis of literature. (author's abstract)
Keywords elderly; lifelong learning; university; educational offerings; activation; adult education; Intergenerational relations; policy on the elderly; population development; Poland
Classification Gerontology; Sociology of Education
Free Keywords Third Age Universities; silver economy
Document language English
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 8-14
Journal Journal of Education, Psychology and Social Sciences, 1 (2013) 2
ISSN 1339-1488
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications