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Buffel, Tine; Verte, Dominique; De Donder, Liesbeth; De Witte, Nico; Dury, Sarah; Vanwing, Tom; Bolsenbroek, Anouk – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This article presents a theoretical framework for exploring the dynamics between older people and their immediate social living environment. After introducing a gerontological perspective that goes beyond "microfication," a literature review presents findings from studies that have explored the role of place and locality for older people. Next,…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Older Adults, Gerontology, Place of Residence
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Uesugi, Takamichi – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1991
As the life span in Japan lengthens, the gap in education between older and younger people widens. Courses offered to older adults are often short and include too many subjects. Successful courses, such as those offered in "kominkans" (citizens' public halls), help the elderly learn about modern society in relation to their personal…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Community Education, Community Programs