Titel: Retiring Lives
Herausgegeben von Eileen Carnell, Caroline Lodge
INST OF EDUCATION
Dezember 2009 - kartoniert - 180 Seiten
This book presents fourteen personal real life stories from people at various stages of retiring. These inspirational and illustrated stories will encourage readers to hold up these experiences to their own, learn from comparisons and similarities and extend their own thinking.
Introduction Section 1 Big Issues and the experience of the Retiring Women group 1 Perspectives on retiring: dipping our bread into the sherry by Caroline Lodge and Eileen Carnell 2 The history of the Retiring Women group by Marianne Coleman 3 What we have learned about running the group by Eileen Carnell, Marianne Coleman, Jennifer Evans, Anne Gold, Alison Kirton, Diana Leonard, Caroline Lodge and Anne Peters Section 2 Retiring stories 4 Three teachers talk about retiring by Barbara Patilla, Anne Freeman and Lorna Hoey 5 Hip-hop, illness and early retirement by Gil Bennet 6 Transitions and transformations by Eileen Carnell 7 Part-time work as a way forward into retirement by Marianne Coleman 8 Busy doing nothing... by Jennifer Evans 9 Reflections on gender and retiring by Anne Gold 10 Even busier in my Third Age by Ashley Kent 11 Dogs and duvets: living in rural France as a retirement project by Alison Kirton 12 One step forward and two back, then hopefully forward again by Diana Leonard 13 Retiring backwards by Caroline Lodge 14 A conversation with Ted Mercer, looking back twenty years by Ted Mercer 15 Into the airlock by Alex Moore Section 3 Supporting and celebrating retiring 16 Professional development for retiring by Jacqui MacDonald 17 Helping people to the other side: recurring themes from a financial adviser by Sid Reddy 18 Reasons to be cheerful by Eileen Carnell, Marianne Coleman, Jennifer Evans, Anne Gold, Alison Kirton, Diana Leonard, Caroline Lodge and Anne Peters
Eileen Carnell has been involved in teaching, professional development and educational research throughout her carrer. She has contributed to a range of publications, included her co-authored book Passion and Politics (IOE, 2008), which focuses on academic writing. Caroline Lodge has worked all her adult life in education, pausing only to gain a daughter and an MA. At 60 she is a member of the Retiring Women group as she retires slowly from her position as a lecturer in education into an unknown future that involves a new grandson. Gillian Bennet taught Art in secondary schools and retired from a deputy head's post at 50 following health problems. Marianne Coleman has spent her working life in education and at the time of publication had recently retired from her post as Reader in Educational Leadership and Management at the Institute of Education, University of London. Jennifer Evans worked for 25 years as a researcher and lecturer in education policy, mainly at the Institute of Education, but also at NFER and the House of Commons. Anne Freeman taught in London schools for 30 plus years, the last ten years as head of a Design and Technology faculty. Lorna Hoey has been a teacher of Art and English for over 30 years, teaching in Northern Ireland, Switzerland and London. Anne Gold retired from 20 years of teaching in inner London comprehensive schools followed by 20 years of working as an academic at the Institute of Education, University of London. Ashley Kent retired as Professor of Geography Education at the Institute of Education, University of London - the culmination of a lifetime as a geography teacher. Alison Kirton has over 40 years experience of teaching Social Science and Huimaninites in the UK and abroad. Her main commitment has been curriculum innovation designed to provide better educational opportunities for female, working-class and ethnic minority students. Diana Leonard started work as a science teacher, but undertook a PhD in anthropology and ended up teaching sociology and then women's studies at the Institute of Education, University of London. At the time of publication she continued there as an emeritus professor. Jacqui MacDonald is a qualified teacher and a trained Careers Education and Guidance specialist and has worked in higher education as a lecturer and consultant for over 17 years. She currently works as head of Staff Development at the Institute of Education, University of London. Ted Mercer was a primary headteacher in the Inner London Education Authority. He became an inspector before retiring at 65, but he continued to work in a part-time consultancy role for a few years after retiring. Alex Moore has worked as a schoolteacher and university lecturer since 1969. At the time of publication he was an emeritus professor at the Institute of Education, University of London. Barbara Patilla retired age 61 after working all her adult life. For 28 years she taught in secondary schools in Tower Hamlets, apart from three years working as an advisory teacher in the ILEA. Anne Peters was Head of Information and Services at the Institute of Education, University of London. Sid Reddy came into Financial Advice after a career in teaching and retail management. At the time of publication he was working as an Independent Financial Adviser and also advised charitable organisations on various aspects of Financial Planning.
It will be of interest to people thinking about their own retirement, and to others who give advice about retirement. ...Retiring Lives offers thought-provoking material for gerontologists concerned with the development of personal retirement narratives. -- Jonathan Hughes Ageing and Society Essentially, the book is a very valuable resource providing stories that are 'positive and upbeat' whilst acknowledging some of the 'dark side' associated with retiring (xiii). The most important thing I have learned from reading the book, perhaps, is that transition into retirement can be eased with preparation and social support. After reading the very spirited stories where retirement has given people time and space to be able to do the things they want to do, it has also made me reflect on how I would like my career and life to progress. -- Helen Owton, University of Exeter International Journal of Lifelong Education, 30: 2