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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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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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Kimberley, Helen; Golding, Barry; Simons, Bonnie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This paper explores┬ásome important aspects of the generation of practical knowledge through later life. It is about the relationship between knowledge generation, agency and capability, developed informally through the life experiences in and through the Company of Others. It emphasises how the everyday processes of socialisation create invaluable…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Correlation, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults