Women's Education des femmes, Autumn 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 2
Authors: Sharon Harold
In this article, the author discusses the growing number of aging women in Canada and the lack of educational opportunities available for this group. Aging women are still the "invisible majority" of elderly in Canada, despite their increasing numbers. Current educational opportunities for older women are almost nonexistent. Older women have been socialized to have low expectations of what is available to them in the way of educational programming. And older women often have low expectations of themselves - they experience feelings of being "too old", "too dumb" or of it being "too late".