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Educación y Educadores

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MEZA-MEJIA, Mónica  and  VILLALOBOS-TORRES, Elvia Marveya. La crisis de la jubilación como una oportunidad educativaThe Retirement Crisis as an Educational Opportunity. educ.educ. [online]. 2008, vol.11, n.2, pp.179-190. ISSN 0123-1294.

Adulthood is a time of life that begins when a person is in their twenties and lasts until old age. Along the way, people often go through different crises: the thirties, the forties, and the passage into old age. Although formal and non-formal systems of education are intended essentially to prepare a person for life, they do so primarily for active life. Considering that the population pyramid is inverted, education and educators will have to prepare persons for retirement age. Retirement does not have to imply a crisis that results in depression, inaction or loss of life's meaning. On the contrary, the person who learns to accept that detachment as natural will be able to give new value to this period of life, which is, in turn, in an educational opportunity.

Keywords : Retirement; adult education programs; education and development; leisure time activity; old age.

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