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Cuervo, Hernan; Wyn, Johanna – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
It is common for organizations such as the International Labour Organization and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development to acknowledge that the links between education and work are far from smooth, creating a "crisis" for youth. This includes increasing rates of unemployment, under-employment and precarious work. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Age Groups, Generational Differences
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Jamieson, Anne – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This article brings together some of the main findings from research on older learners, conducted and published by the author over a period of 10 years. This research investigated the characteristics, motivations and benefits of formal learning. The samples were drawn from among both students and graduates from a London university. Data were…
Descriptors: Retirement, Higher Education, Role of Education, Questionnaires
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Tumuheki, Peace Buhwamatsiko; Zeelen, Jacques; Openjuru, George Ladaah – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The objective of this qualitative study was to establish motivations for participation of non-traditional students (NTS) in university education. The findings are drawn from empirical data collected from 15 unstructured in-depth interviews with NTS of the School of Computing and Informatics Technology at Makerere University, and analysed with the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Social Environment
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Campbell, Kimeka; Prins, Esther – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Nearly one quarter of international graduate students in the USA and Canada are accompanied by their spouse, typically highly educated, professional women. Because they are not students, accompanying spouses' distinctive needs and experiences are often invisible. This article focuses on an overlooked population of adult learners: accompanying…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Students, Spouses, Social Integration
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McWilliams, Julia Ann; Bonet, Sally Wesley – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This article examines how the pre-migratory experiences of 90 Bhutanese, Burmese, and Iraqi refugee youth shape their aspirations, needs and capabilities as they transition to postsecondary education and work in the American urban context. It further explores how their schooling experiences in precarious urban school districts influence their…
Descriptors: Refugees, High School Students, Student Adjustment, Interviews
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Tomlinson, Michael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
The move towards a market-driven HE system in the UK and active policy promotion of students as consumers has generated much commentary on the ways in which students' expectations and experiences have been transformed. This article introduces and develops a conceptualization of contemporary higher students' views of their relationship to higher…
Descriptors: Marketing, Higher Education, Commercialization, Foreign Countries
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O'Shea, Sarah – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Internationally, research has indicated that returning to education for older learners provides the means for growth and change, for some students this can translate into a sense of "empowerment" and control in their personal lives. However, what is not so well researched is how having a significant "other" present within the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Family Influence, Participation, First Generation College Students
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Li, Sicong; Southcott, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Across the globe populations are ageing and living longer. Older people seek meaningful ways of occupying and enjoying their later years. Frequently, this takes the form of learning a new skill, in this case playing the piano keyboard. From the initial act of commitment to learning comes a raft of related aspects that influence the learner, their…
Descriptors: Music, Musical Instruments, Older Adults, Case Studies
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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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Saar, Ellu; Vöörmann, Rein; Lang, Ailen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
In most European countries, the proportion of adult students among both full-time and part-time workers has increased significantly over recent decades. Undertaking paid work is also increasingly common among traditional students. The opportunities to work while studying depend largely on the role of employers in promoting learning. However, both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, College Students, Employers
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Cremers, Petra H. M.; Wals, Arjen E. J.; Wesselink, Renate; Nieveen, Nienke; Mulder, Martin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Present-day students are expected to be lifelong learners throughout their working life. Higher education must therefore prepare students to self-direct their learning beyond formal education, in real-life working settings. This can be achieved in so-called hybrid learning configurations in which working and learning are integrated. In such a…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Independent Study, Guidelines, Intervention
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Harris, Roger; Ramos, Catherine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
In modern society, individuals are having to assume increasing responsibility for their own career trajectories. One of the key ways in which individuals can engage in such "career self-management" is by taking up learning opportunities through further study. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to explore, using the conceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Career Development, Continuing Education
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Williams, Joanna – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
Whilst in government, New Labour defined social exclusion as a state of "disadvantage" resulting from individual psychology: namely, low aspirations, a lack of self-confidence or moral deviancy. Engagement in lifelong learning was considered a means of promoting social inclusion and of overcoming such disadvantage. This policy review…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Discourse Analysis, Social Influences, Individual Psychology
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Waller, Richard; Bovill, Helen; Pitt, Bob – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
This paper examines data from three projects to explore the "hidden costs" of participating in lifelong learning. Whilst other potential risks (financial for instance) are anticipated, those around family and friendship ties are usually not. Adult re-engagement with education can result in unexpected negative consequences for learners'…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Lifelong Learning, Risk, Adult Students
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McAllister, Chris – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This paper reports on original research where the primary objective was to critically explore the learning experiences of older (50+ years) working class adults in the context of a new university. Semi-structured interviews with 10 older learners engaged in a range of study in a new university in the west of Scotland were utilised. This…
Descriptors: Working Class, Educational Research, Educational Philosophy, Educational Gerontology
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