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Retiring Lives free pdf Retiring is a challenging transition, or series of transitions. It affects social, economic, emotional and physical lives, and decisions about relationships, places to live, indeed all aspects of being alive. Retiring Lives presents fourteen personal real life stories from people at various stages of retiring. Each author recounts their own story about retiring, bringing together many aspects of the experiences: the social, psychological and practical. These inspirational and illustrated stories will encourage the reader to hold up these experiences to their own, learn from comparisons and similarities and extend their own thinking. The book also includes chapters on setting up and running a retiring group- the process of retiring as an aspect of professional development and reoccurring financial themes- and the benefits, allowances and privileges of becoming older. These contributions will stir the reader into becoming actively involved in the planning for their own retirement. This book is essential reading for those working within the education sector. It will also benefit all those considering retiring or changing how they view their working lives, whatever their professional background. It will be useful for those who want to set up or advise on retiring groups and workshops both within and outside their organisations.

About Eileen Carnell

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.

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Author : Eileen Carnell
Publisher : Institute of Education
Data Published : 01 December 2009
ISBN : 0854738487
EAN : 9780854738489
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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