New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2013, issue 140, P79-87 2013 DOI: 10.1002/ace.20076 View full text
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Frank R. DiSilvestro

Abstract: Educating older adults has been important to adult and continuing education for years, but the reality of a skyrocketing aging population is now upon us. This reality evokes a sense of urgency for adult and continuing educators in higher education to respond. This chapter provides adult and continuing educators with information about our growing aging population, its challenge to continuing higher education, and the importance of higher education to older adults. It also provides references to selected publis…

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