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  • Formosa, Marvin (1998)
    Overall, the proceedings is a challenging read. The approach is highly abstract, most papers are thought engaging, and as a whole promotes a new path for lifelong education. It acknowledges learners not as merely objects, ...
  • Formosa, Marvin (BOLD, 2000)
    Throughout much of the past century, old age was considered as a social problem. However, a sociological analysis of old age clearly indicates that the weak position of older people in society is ultimately a result of ...
  • Formosa, Marvin (Education and Ageing, 2000)
    The education of older adults has been considered the fastest growing branch of adult education in post-industrial countries and one of the most crucial challenges facing current adult European education. It has generated ...
  • Formosa, Marvin (Education and Ageing, 2002)
    Despite the recent increase in the number of publications in the field of educational gerontology, remarkably little has been published on ‘gerogogy’. The aim of this research article is to integrate critical gerogogy ...
  • Formosa, Marvin (The Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies, 2002)
    January 2002 witnessed the death of Pierre Bourdieu whose sociology has been labelled, perhaps with only a little exaggeration, as not only the best, but…the only game in town. Over the past decade Pierre Bourdieu has ...
  • Dimech, Joseph; Fiorini, Anthony (Malta Medical Journal, 2003)
    Aim: to identify whether pre-admission assessment of elderly applicants could be an effective means of identifying actual need for long term care Methods: 105 applicants to long term care were assessed at source for ...
  • Formosa, Marvin (2004)
    Book review of Antonnen, A., Baldock, J. and Spila, J. (2003) The young, the old and the state: Social care systems in five industrial nations.
  • Formosa, Marvin (2004)
    Nowadays there is a broad consensus that continuing participation in learning throughout life is beneficial to economic prosperity, social solidarity, as well as psychological maturity of the society as a whole. However, ...
  • Formosa, Marvin (2005)
    This publication constitutes an edited collection of papers arising from the ‘Lifelong Learning in the Mediterranean Conference’ that was held in Malta in September 2003. The idea of lifelong learning has long been a central ...
  • Formosa, Marvin (Ageing International, 2005)
    The aim of this research piece is to focus on the ‘empowering’ potential inherent in that interface between feminist gerontology and critical educational gerontology. Following a feminist criticism of critical educational ...
  • Troisi, Joseph; Formosa, Marvin (Lit Verlag, 2006)
    Although Malta has a good and extensive formal care provision, the majority of care is still provided by family members in the formal sector. The central role played by the family as the principle provider of care for ...
  • Zammit, Paul; Ferry, Peter (Malta Medical Journal, 2006)
    This was a cross-sectional descriptive study of in-patients over the age of 60 years at St. Luke's hospital who were deemed to be social cases (SC). The majority (58.4%) were female and the mean age was 80 years (range ...
  • Formosa, Marvin; Arrigo, Philippa (European Anti-Poverty Network, 2007)
    This research report documents the carrying out of focus group research to reflect the drive of EAPN Malta to continue aiding the development of existing national strategies for social protection and social inclusion in ...
  • Magri, Caroline Jane; Ferry, Peter; Abela, Stephen (Malta Medical Journal, 2007)
    Vocal behaviour is a common form of agitation displayed by people with dementia. It refers to excessive screaming, abusive language, moaning, perseveration, and repetitive and inappropriate requests. The authors provide a ...
  • Formosa, Marvin (2008)
    Book review of Mayo, P. (2008). Adult education in Malta. Germany: DVV International.
  • Formosa, Marvin (Lit Verlag, 2009)
    Class Dynamics in Later Life examines the extent that older persons, despite their estrangement from the productive process, are still dynamically engaged in class structuring and action. It argues that class remains a key ...
  • Formosa, Marvin (2009)
    Book review of Loretto, W., Vickerstaff, S. and White P. (eds.) (2007) The future for older workers: New perspectives. Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Formosa, Marvin (Recerca, 2009)
    The University of the Third Age [UTA] has developed into a global success story. Whether holding a ‘top-down’ administrative arrangement or embodying a culture of self-help, there can be no doubt as to the triumph of UTAs ...
  • Formosa, Marvin (2009)
    Malta includes all the demographic characteristics of an ageing population, with future projections noting that the numbers and percentages of older persons are bound to increase in the coming four decades. It is also ...
  • Formosa, Marvin; (Dingli Local Council, 2010)
    Although this policy action plan focuses on a particular local area in the Maltese Islands - that of Dingli - there is no doubt that communities are central to the success of sustainable development strategies. When thinking ...

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