learning in later life. We know why, but do we know what for?

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    There is a rather great number of research studies dealing with the older people’s needs to be met in education, but, to my knowledge there are not so many dealing with individual aims of older adult education.We know that older people get involved in education together with new social roles they take on within their family or society, we know that they get involved because in the past they could not study(compensatory learning) or because, but rarely, some social changes (new technology). We know that they would like to belong, they would like to understand themselves and the others. We know why but we know, they know less what for? Would you know of any studies specifically dealing with the aims of older adult education. Thank you.

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