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Thomas, Paul – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Since the 7/7 bombings of July 2005, Britain has experienced a domestic terror threat posed by a small minority of young Muslims. In response, Britain has initiated "Prevent," a preventative counter-terrorism programme. Building on previous, general critiques of Prevent, this article outlines and critically discusses the ways in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Youth Programs, Muslims
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Leung, D. D. M. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Senior volunteer teachers play important roles in learning programmes for the elderly. These volunteers' level of teaching satisfaction was assumed to influence programmes, their organizational behaviours and outcomes. However, scant research has focused specifically on volunteers' levels of satisfaction with teaching and how their satisfaction is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Volunteers, Teacher Role, Older Adults
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Jamieson, Anne – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This article brings together some of the main findings from research on older learners, conducted and published by the author over a period of 10 years. This research investigated the characteristics, motivations and benefits of formal learning. The samples were drawn from among both students and graduates from a London university. Data were…
Descriptors: Retirement, Higher Education, Role of Education, Questionnaires
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Talmage, Craig A.; Mark, Rob; Slowey, Maria; Knopf, Richard C. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The global society is facing a new burgeoning element: an ageing population. Response to the educational needs and interests of older adults requires innovative pedagogies and practices of teaching, research, and community engagement. While traditionally geared towards provision for younger adults, the case is presented that universities have the…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Educational Needs, College Role
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Kimberley, Helen; Golding, Barry; Simons, Bonnie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This paper explores some 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
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Findsen, Brian – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This article is concerned with how learning in later life has been constructed and practised by the two most numerous ethnic groups in Aotearoa/New Zealand, "Pakeha" (Europeans) and "Maori" (Indigenous people). It is argued that learning is heavily influenced by historic features of interaction between these two groups; Pakeha…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Lifelong Learning, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Mestheneos, Elizabeth; Withnall, Alexandra – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The health of ageing populations is a real concern across the world so that the concept of active ageing has been advocated as a framework for appropriate educational policies and programmes to support people as they grow older. The other elements discussed here are health and healthy life expectancy (HLE) acknowledging that as people age, they…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning, Health
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Tam, Maureen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Governments' anxieties about ageing populations are mostly concerned with the costs of welfare, care and health provision which all have to be paid for by an ever dwindling working population. However, research in later life learning indicates the significant role that lifelong learning can play in promoting mental well-being and resilience, and…
Descriptors: Asians, Older Adults, Preferences, Foreign Countries
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Lido, Catherine; Osborne, Michael; Livingston, Mark; Thakuriah, Piyushimita; Sila-Nowicka, Katarzyna – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This research employs novel techniques to examine older learners' journeys, educationally and physically, in order to gain a "three-dimensional" picture of lifelong learning in the modern urban context of Glasgow. The data offers preliminary analyses of an ongoing 1,500 household survey by the Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC). A sample of…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Urban Areas
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Harju, Vilhelmiina; Pehkonen, Leila; Niemi, Hannele – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The article explores the role of digital media in supporting lifelong learning. In particular, it focuses on bloggers who write their blogs voluntarily in their own free time. The aim is to examine how lifelong learning--viewed as self-directed, nonformal learning and active participation that evolves from a desire for self-actualization--occurs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Electronic Journals, Informal Education
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Ratana-Ubol, Archanya; Richards, Cameron – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The concept of the university of the third age (U3A) is well established overseas and a key international focus for emerging global networks of senior citizen (i.e. seniors) lifelong learning. However it is yet to become so in Thailand although it too is in the process of becoming an ageing society. Moreover, this is despite the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning
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Grace, André P. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Political, cultural and social fallout following the introduction of the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda in 2009 intensified fabrication of an anti-gay public pedagogy of negation and nemesis that fuelled the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014. The Government of Uganda, conventional Anglicanism and US evangelical Christianity were all…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Social Bias, Social Justice, Foreign Countries
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Clain, Alexandru – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Since the early 1990s, lifelong learning has become a major policy concern for the European Union, being seen as a means for enabling individuals to be more competitive in social and economic contexts that are continually changing. After a series of white papers and strategies in the field of lifelong learning, the EU launched the Lifelong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Program Evaluation
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Tumuheki, Peace Buhwamatsiko; Zeelen, Jacques; Openjuru, George Ladaah – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The objective of this qualitative study was to establish motivations for participation of non-traditional students (NTS) in university education. The findings are drawn from empirical data collected from 15 unstructured in-depth interviews with NTS of the School of Computing and Informatics Technology at Makerere University, and analysed with the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Social Environment
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Siivonen, Päivi – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Continuous learning and updating one's competences and abilities have become requirements for staying "up-to-date" and "at the top of one's game". Lifelong learning policy has been persuasive in its emphasis on equal learning opportunities for all: everyone has endless possibilities and capabilities to learn according to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Academic Achievement, Secondary Education
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