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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
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Tikkanen, Tarja; Nissinen, Kari – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This study explored drivers of participation in job-related lifelong learning (LLL) among low-educated mature-aged employees and compared them across four Nordic countries. Workplaces can be low-threshold, effective arenas for development of their skills in work and learning. The paper builds on the Bounded Agency Model and theories of learning…
Descriptors: Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Work Environment, Learning Motivation
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Garnet, Dustin; Sinner, Anita; Walker, Cindy; Esmat, Ranya; Yi, Seonjeong – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Third-age learning is a subset of lifelong learning enjoyed by individuals in the stage of retirement, and often 60 years or older. Community art education (CAE) for learners in the third age commonly occurs in recreational settings, nursing homes, museums, libraries and places of worship. In addition to these informal learning sites, there are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Education, Art Education, Lifelong Learning
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Reneland-Forsman, Linda – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This study investigates older persons engagement with digital interfaces as one important way to social inclusion. Digital exclusion and social exclusion are intrinsically intertwined, which put older persons at risk for exclusion. To construct meaningful educational practices for inclusion, more insight is needed to understand consequences of low…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Inclusion, Computer Literacy, Access to Computers
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Marcaletti, Francesco; Iñiguez Berrozpe, Tatiana; Koutra, Kleio – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Education is the main vehicle for empowering adults, and can contribute to community wellbeing. However, regarding mature adults (MAs) (over 45 years old), age has been identified in various studies as a significant barrier to accessing educational activities. This paper focuses on MAs' motivations to learn through an exploratory survey undertaken…
Descriptors: Barriers, Older Adults, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Chae, Soo Eun; Kang, Gusup – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Using Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging data, we examined the influence of older adults' individual characteristics (i.e. marital status, health and economic status) on life satisfaction, with the mediating effect of older adults' active participation in lifelong learning. As a result, some individual characteristics appeared to significantly…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Lifelong Learning, Life Satisfaction, Foreign Countries
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Meyers, Rebecca – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article uses the concept of bounded agency to interpret the findings of a study that explored the training and job-seeking activities of a group of older adults. A qualitative, phenomenological approach was used to obtain personal and nuanced accounts of their experiences. A series of semi-structured interviews was conducted with eight adults…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Economically Disadvantaged, Aging (Individuals)
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Hachem, Hany; Nikkola, Eeva; Zaidan, Amani – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Context: In Lebanon, older adults face socioeconomic challenges that are expected to worsen due to an increase in older adult population, chronic governmental neglect, institutionalised ageism and a lack of educational and social gerontologists. Consequently, local older adults are in dire need for social change, which can be initiated through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Gerontology, Social Change, Older Adults
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Quinn, Jocey; Blandon, Claudia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Numbers of people with dementia are projected to grow to 682 million globally by 2050. However, despite this escalation, the widely-promoted positive vision of lifelong learning throughout all ages does not extend to people with dementia. Constructions of learning for those with dementia are predominantly limited to the management of symptoms. The…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Dementia, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Tam, Maureen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Ageing and learning are value-laden concepts that are culturally relevant. Culture plays an important role in influencing what people think, resulting in different views and understandings by people from diverse cultural backgrounds. In the literature, there have been research and discussions relating culture with ageing and culture with learning…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Aging (Individuals), Confucianism, Foreign Countries
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Broecher, Joachim; Davis, Joyce H.; Painter, Janet F. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Using qualitative interviews, focus groups, storytelling and collective journaling, the life experiences of people in a local village community, in South Westphalia, Germany, born between 1930 and 1945, were analysed collaboratively. The research intention was to give the younger generations in that region access to these experiences and insights,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Intergenerational Programs, Self Determination, Females
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