Contemporary Issues and Perspectives on Gender Research in Adult Education
Научни редактори: Maja Maksimović (University of Belgrade, Serbia), Joanna Ostrouch-Kamińska (University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland), Katarina Popović (University of Belgrade, Serbia), Aleksandar Bulajić (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Издател: Institute of Pedagogy and Andragogy, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Part 5. GENDER IN ADULT EDUCATION PRACTICE
- DO OLD WOMEN STUDY IN BULGARIA? Preferred Methods of Training for Men and Women Aged 65+, pp 239-258
Mariya Ivanova and Aneta Dimitrova
Abstract: Bulgaria is a country with long standing traditions when it comes to encouraging gender equality. Active participation when it comes to receiving an education is not a right but an equal duty of both men and women. The activities and measures planned in the National action plan for the encouragement of the equality between men and women 2014 are an extension of the efforts of the Bulgarian institutions and organizations for the development and coordination of the state policy when it comes to the equality between men and women in all spheres of life, including education and skill-training. Learning throughout one’s whole life is a continuous, deliberate process of knowledge and skill acquirement. It offers an opportunity for development to all age groups, in a varied context. Our legislation guaranties formally an equality between the genders and does not condone discrimination, but in practice some imbalance still remains. The goal of this research is to establish whether the adults of Bulgaria have the opportunity to learn and what the methods most appropriate for teaching them are. The focus of this research is adults over the age of 65. Subject of this research are the methods appropriate for teaching elder men and women.