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Lee, Sunghoe – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This qualitative case study attempts to conceptualize certain "patterns" and "processes" of which 28 mature women undergraduates give meanings to their motivation for higher education in their life contexts. Particular attention has been paid to include diverse groups of women according to their age, prior educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Adult Students, Generational Differences
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Kee, Youngwha – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
Wilma Donahue's book in 1955, "Education for Later Maturity", was considered the first major work to identify the educational needs of the aging person. Peterson considers it one of the earliest comprehensive surveys of older learners. However, the idea of educational gerontology was probably first used in 1970 at the University of…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Gerontology, Foreign Countries, Performance Factors