This book addresses the issue of older workers from a lifelong learning perspective.

The main focus is on European approaches and experiences, but the European perspective is also placed in a wider international context thanks to contributions from Australia, Japan and the US.

The central message is that policy changes are crucial in the following three areas: creating new attitudes to ageing and learning at work; building inclusive, supportive, learning-oriented workplaces for people as they grow older; and creating partnerships throughout society to address the demographic challenge.

Topics include the impact of workplace practices on older workers learning, the views of older employees on work and learning (including personal reflections) and critical perspectives on policy and practice.

Tarja Tikkanen and Barry Nyhan, editors.
Cedefop 2006
Cat. N. TI-73-05-251-EN-C