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Kierunki rozwoju uniwersytetów trzeciego wieku w Polsce
Development Directions of the Third Age Universities in Poland

Author(s): Andrzej Klimczuk
Subject(s): Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie, Fundacja Promocji i Akredytacji Kierunków Ekonomicznych
Keywords: Universities of the Third Age; non-formal education; ageing population; institutions for the elderly

Summary/Abstract: Universities of the Third Age are a multi-disciplinary non-formal education centers, which allow formation of positive responses to the challenges of an ageing population. It is reasonable, however, to raise the subject of changes in their organizational rules. These changes are related to the internal and external factors of adaptation to the requirements of modern societies and economies increasingly based not only on new information and communication technologies, but also on the human creativity. The aim of this paper is to discuss these processes, factors as well as characteristics of emerging models of institutions for the elderly on the basis of a critical analysis of literature on the subject.

  • Issue Year: 51/2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 72-77
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish