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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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Narushima, Miya – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
In Canada, as in many countries, public continuing education of the non-vocational general interest type for people in post-work languishes on the margins of political discourse. This case study of one such traditional program for seniors run by a school board in Ontario explores the experiences of older adults and the meanings they attach to…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Gerontology, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning