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Hepburn, Shamette; Sintos Coloma, Roland – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This paper examines how ageing transmigrants engage in practises that serve to decolonise life course in order to create increased opportunities to live well. It analyses the experiences of Jamaican Canadian older adults (age 60 and older) who decided to remain in Canada, return to Jamaica, or travel between countries after retirement. As…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Aging (Individuals), Migration, Foreign Countries
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Vautour, Charline – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This paper focuses on the power dimension of social practices. The study sought to understand the literacy-related practices of a retired woman without a high-school diploma in everyday life and community activities. It drew on social practice theories, the New Literacy Studies, and transformative learning. The ethnographic approach chosen to…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Females, Retirement, Power Structure
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Costa, Cristina; Gilliland, Gemma; McWatt, Jennifer – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This paper considers the social significance of digital technologies in older adults' lives by exploring the impact the web has on their lived experiences. The study of digital literacies and digital cultures is mostly focused on youth, thus paying limited attention to older adults' engagement with the web. With this paper, we aim to contribute to…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Generational Differences, Access to Computers, Technological Literacy
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Yamashita, Takashi; Cummins, Phyllis A.; Millar, Roberto J.; Sahoo, Shalini; Smith, Thomas J. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The objective of this study is to examine the associations between the motivation to learn, basic skills (i.e. literacy and numeracy), and organised adult education and training (AET) participation among the middle-aged and older adults in the USA. Rapid technological advancement and globalisation necessitate individuals to engage in lifelong…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Basic Skills, Literacy, Numeracy
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Hardy, Margaret; Summers, Mathew; Millear, Prudence; Oprescu, Florin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
It is forecast that ageing baby boomers will have a substantial impact on future health expenditure. The primary aim of this study is to explore the perceived health benefits of later life university study for baby boomers. An online survey of Australian baby boomers examined their beliefs regarding the health benefits of studying at university in…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Baby Boomers, Intervention, Nontraditional Students