Continuous education and overcoming the social exclusion of the elderly Cover Image

Континуирано образование и надминување на социјалната исклученост на старите лица
Continuous education and overcoming the social exclusion of the elderly

Author(s): Sunčica Dimitrijoska
Subject(s): Social development, Family and social welfare, Gerontology, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Sociology of Education
Published by: Филозофскиот факултет во Скопје - Фридрих Еберт Фондација канцеларија Скопје
Keywords: social exclusion; education; elderly;

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyzes the continuing education of the elderly in relation to: the need, coverage, availability, quality secured, and obstacles in achieving what is defined by the laws in the education system. Education of the elderly should lead to significant progress on eradicating of poverty and overcoming the problems of the elderly in the systems of social protection, labor market / unemployment, health care which are leading to further social exclusion. Differences in education of the old population are source of status differences in later life. Exclusion of older people from continuing education is specifically expressed in those with incomplete primary, i.e. secondary education, and poorer people as well as people from rural areas. This opens space for the further exclusion of the elderly.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 43-51
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Macedonian