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Buffel, Tine; Verte, Dominique; De Donder, Liesbeth; De Witte, Nico; Dury, Sarah; Vanwing, Tom; Bolsenbroek, Anouk – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This article presents a theoretical framework for exploring the dynamics between older people and their immediate social living environment. After introducing a gerontological perspective that goes beyond "microfication," a literature review presents findings from studies that have explored the role of place and locality for older people. Next,…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Older Adults, Gerontology, Place of Residence
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Findsen, Brian; McEwan, Brett; McCullough, Sarah – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
Undertaken in the context of an ageing population and under-representation of older adults in formal education in Scotland, this paper reports on selected findings from research funded by the West of Scotland Wider Access Forum. Using a longitudinal design, the project sought, over a two-year period, to track the experiences of 85 working class…
Descriptors: Working Class, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals)
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Lauzon, Al – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
Universities and graduate education are increasingly viewed as part of the emerging lifelong learning and education system and we see the evidence of this as the average age of graduate students increases. We are also seeing an increasing emphasis on education for employment in the lifelong learning and education literature, and this discourse is…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Lifelong Learning, Role of Education
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Jenkins, Andrew – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
The objective of this research was to identify the effects of participation in learning on the subjective wellbeing of older adults. Data were from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), a large-scale, nationally representative survey of those aged 50 and above. The survey contains several wellbeing measures and information on three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Learning, Outcomes of Education
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Setoi, Setoi M.; Mohasi, Mantina V.; Lephoto, H. Manthoto – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
This paper discusses a study that explored the impact of the Lesotho Government pension scheme on the learning attitudes of pensioners. The recent introduction of the pension scheme means that old people have regained their status as breadwinners. They are no longer dependents but have become very resourceful members of the community. As a result…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Older Adults, Retirement Benefits
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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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Luppi, Elena – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
The following work outlines an analysis of education initiatives aimed at the elderly. It examines the characteristics of the old aged learner, his/her "educability" and the foundations for an educational approach for this age group. These theoretical assumptions form the basis of this research: an exploratory study into various…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Learning Theories
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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
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Mulenga, Derek; Liang, Jr-Shiuan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
This study investigated the factor structure of motivational constructs as expressed by older adult learners and examined how these constructs correlated with selected socio-demographic characteristics at the National Open University of Taiwan (NOUT). Results were based on the responses of 371 elders to the 32-item Reasons for Participation Scale…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Employment Level, Open Universities, Distance Education
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Kump, Sonja; Krasovec, Sabina Jelenc – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2007
Educating older adults (in the so-called third age) is becoming an increasingly important activity for the elderly, above all because it empowers them, while at the same time reducing their social exclusion. The aim of this paper is to closely examine the actual state of affairs and the education possibilities for older adults in Slovenia. The…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Social Isolation, Academic Achievement
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Withnall, Alexandra – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
Academic debate about education and ageing issues has hitherto been based largely on provider and practitioner concerns. Here, the first stage of a two-year research project that aimed to move the focus to older learners themselves is discussed. The aim in this initial stage was to construct a conceptual model of life course influences on older…
Descriptors: Personality, Focus Groups, Research Methodology, Teacher Attitudes
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Narushima, Miya – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
This article explores a particular expression of social activism by older Canadian women to consider its implications for later life learning. 'Older women', despite their heterogeneity, have tended to be pathologized as a part of the 'problem' of ageing and languishing welfare societies--i.e. stereotyped as passive recipients of welfare and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, Older Adults, Adult Development
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Swindell, Rick – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2002
Data from 29 older adults in University of the Third Age Online in 1999 and 34 in 2001 indicated that women outnumbered men; more than 70% were from large urban areas; and 70% had professional, business, and managerial backgrounds. Many are unable to participate in mainstream adult education and derive purpose and enjoyment from virtual…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Isolation, Older Adults
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Bostrom, Ann-Kristin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2002
A Swedish intergenerational project involving older men in schools illustrates how intergenerational learning fits into a lifelong social capital perspective. The presence of older males reinforced the social network of teachers, children, and other adults, building trust and communication. (Contains 35 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Intergenerational Programs
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Glendenning, Frank – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2001
Examines ways in which discussion of education for older adults has been enlarged and expanded since 1973. Discusses developments in third-age learning, educational gerontology, and preretirement education. (Contains 33 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Educational Gerontology, Older Adults
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