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Journal Cover RASP - Research on Ageing and Social Policy
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   ISSN (Print) 2014-6728
   Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [14 journals]
  • Editorial. Lifelong learning in ageing societies

    • Authors: Ainhoa Flecha, Maria del Mar Ramis Salas, Barbara Merrill
      Pages: 1 - 7
      PubDate: 2017-01-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Full Issue

    • Authors: Maria del Mar Ramis Salas
      Pages: 1 - 107
      PubDate: 2017-01-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Bridges between individuals and communities: dialogic participation
           fueling meaningful social engagement

    • Authors: Itxaso Tellado
      Pages: 8 - 31
      Abstract: This article presents the narratives of non-academic women who have made essential contributions to their community, and their own lives as well, drawing on their involvement in an adult school. We discuss how dialogic participation in lifelong learning activities may (or may not) prompt people to become active social agents in their communities. Through dialogic participation ordinary individuals whose voices have been always silenced, become active stakeholders in the community they belong to, making relevant contributions, which improve their own lives and the community as well. Drawing on personal narratives we re-construct the trajectories of these women as active social agents in their communities, looking on them through the lenses of their participation in lifelong learning activities. This evidence illustrates how dialogic adult education may become a way for undeserved groups to become empowered and make real changes in our society.
      PubDate: 2017-01-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Transitions to retirement – Learning to redesign one’s
           lifestyle

    • Authors: Bernhard Schmidt-Hertha, Sai-Lila Rees
      Pages: 32 - 56
      Abstract: With the ongoing political debate in many western countries on retirement age and ways of designing the transition into the post-professional phase of life, the transition from work to retirement seems to be on the agenda again. The research questions guiding this study are: how do older workers plan their retirement and how do they prepare themselves for it' Which facets of their current conditions of living and working and which biographical aspects have an impact on the way they learn and prepare for this new phase of life' How do retired adults sum up the transition and the significance of learning related to this process' To better understand the ways older workers prepare themselves for this next phase of life, on the one hand, and to contrast their expectations and plans with the actual experiences of those who already went through this transitional process, we collected data from 24 qualitative interviews and from a questionnaire answered by a representative quantitative sample of German adults aged 50 to 69. Some of the initial results derived from this data are presented here. We provide some empirical insight into the transition to retirement and, based on this, point to possible ways of supporting older workers faced with this transition through educational programs.
      PubDate: 2017-01-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Reclaiming the community potential to improve the lives of older citizens

    • Authors: Liliana Paulos, António Fragoso
      Pages: 57 - 81
      Abstract: This article reports the results of a case study in southern Portugal, in a community where ageing related processes seem to be speeding in the last decades. In this case study we used non-structured interviews to an extensive set of social actors, but also biographical interviews. Our main aim was to understand the contradictions and challenges posed by the ageing processes, and the way those processes affect the daily lives of people of the community, looking closely to the older adults’ situation. In Portugal, the mainstream social policy is creating the conditions for an increasing institutionalisation of older citizens. Not denying the fact that in later life such social support is fundamental, we point out the disadvantages that such institutionalisation brings to older adults. We also try show the importance of community, especially for the elderly. We argue that today it is crucial to regain the community potential to improve the quality of life of older adults.
      PubDate: 2017-01-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Las Personas Mayores en la Educación de Jóvenes y Adultos:
           Contribuciones del Periódico Psicologia: Reflexao e Crítica (de 2000 a
           2012)

    • Authors: Fabiana Marini Braga, Adriana Zakia Costa
      Pages: 82 - 106
      Abstract: Ese trabajo presenta los resultados de una investigación bibliográfica dedicada al análisis de los artículos del periódico brasileño Psicologia: reflexão e crítica, enfocando los elementos que contribuyen a la atención a las personas mayores como sujetos que componen la Educación de Jóvenes y Adultos (EJA). Teniendo en cuenta las palabras clave “envejecimiento”, “vejez”, “viejo”, “viejos”, “vieja”, “viejas”, fue posible localizar 40 artículos publicados entre los años 2000 y 2012. Para el análisis de los datos, ha sido utilizada la técnica del análisis del contenido. Los resultados muestran nueve elementos que subsidian la reflexión y la acción orientadas a las personas mayores en la EJA.
      PubDate: 2017-01-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • List of Reviewers 2016

    • Authors: Maria del Mar Ramis Salas
      First page: 107
      PubDate: 2017-01-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
 
 
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