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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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Arling, Priscilla A.; Kirby, Jill; Saajasto, Kegan – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
For college graduates entering the workforce, contributing to an employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan can be an important way of saving for the future. However, contribution rates for young people in these plans are far below recommended percentages, leading to concerns about future financial stability for these individuals. Prior work has…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Preretirement Education, Financial Services
Clover, Darlene E.; Sanford, Kathy; Jayme, Bruno de Oliveira – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
Using a content analysis approach, this article shares the results of scholarly adult education study on museum and library adult education and learning as represented in peer-reviewed publications over the past 60 years. Findings show a paucity of studies in general, but particularly around libraries. The majority of publications on libraries…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Centers
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Dabback, William M. – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2010
For many individuals, engagement with the arts and music in later life plays a significant role in identity formation. Research indicates that music engagement facilitates successful aging. While participants may or may not establish identities as musicians, musical activities provide interactions and opportunities that facilitate their…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Role, Adults, Individual Development
McCormick, Freda – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2017
Despite an emphasis in government strategy on the provision of later life learning, little is known about the experiences of older people in their pursuit of such opportunities. This paper explores the extent to which middle-class retirees' learning needs are catered for in Northern Ireland. Data from semi-structured interviews suggest that the…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Education, Educational Opportunities, Learning Experience
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan; Varvarigou, Maria; Gaunt, Helena; McQueen, Hilary; Pincas, Anita – Music Education Research, 2014
There is now an accepted need for initiatives that support older people's well-being. There is increasing evidence that active engagement with music has the potential to contribute to this. This paper explores the relationship between musical possible selves and subjective well-being in later life. The research reported here formed part of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Aging (Individuals), Well Being
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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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Harun, Zambri; Khamis, Nor Kamaliana; Isa, Mohamad Dali; Hashim, Hashimah – International Education Studies, 2013
This paper discusses the roles of professional engineers (PEs) who are attached to the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) and how their contributions are as important as their counterparts in the industry. This paper highlights the roles for PEs at IHLs based on a survey conducted at selected IHLs in Malaysia. Academician-professional…
Descriptors: Technical Occupations, Engineering, Role Perception, Higher Education
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Harris, Carole Ruth – Gifted and Talented International, 2010
This article presents the author's comments on Hisham Ghassib's article entitled "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?" In his article, Ghassib (2010) provides an overview of the philosophical foundations that led to exact science, its role in what was later to become a driving force in the modern…
Descriptors: Creativity, Gifted, Reader Response, Scientific Concepts
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Ross, Terris – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Previous studies have shown the impact of parental involvement on a number of student achievement, motivation, and engagement outcomes, but the extent to which parental involvement influences high school completion and postsecondary attendance has received less attention in the literature. Filling that gap, this study replicates and extends…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Expectation, Parent Attitudes
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Bilodeaua, Edward; Carson, Pamela – Education for Information, 2015
This study was undertaken to better understand the range of learning practices that academic librarians use throughout their careers, and to explore the ways library schools give students the opportunities to engage in learning methods that they are likely to use in their careers as librarians. The study uses semi-structured interviews with…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Education, Academic Libraries, Librarians
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Jenkins, Andrew – Educational Gerontology, 2012
This paper reports the findings of research on relationships between depression and participation in learning using data from a large sample of older adults. The objective was to establish whether learning can reduce the risk of depression. Data were obtained from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, a nationally-representative sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Predictor Variables, Depression (Psychology)
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Jones Harden, Brenda; Chazan-Cohen, Rachel; Raikes, Helen; Vogel, Cheri – Journal of Community Psychology, 2012
Home visitation has emerged as a key strategy for promoting child and family well-being in the current policy context. This article examines the effectiveness of the Early Head Start (EHS) home-based program for children and families at the end of the program and 2 years later, with a particular focus on the role of program implementation in the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Home Visits, Family Programs
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Carragher, Lucia; Golding, Barry – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2015
To date, little attention has been placed on older men (aged 50+ years) as learners, with much of the literature on adult learning concerned with younger age-groups and issues around gender equity directed mainly at women. This article examines the impact of community-based men's sheds on informal and nonformal learning by older men in Ireland. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Adults, Adult Learning
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Shakerian, Pouya; Rezaei, Omid; Murnani, Zeinab Toghyani; Moeinmanesh, Hamid – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Pop songs are, in fact, an ideal source for incidental vocabulary learning because teenagers often spend large amounts of their free time listening to music and in particular to pop songs. Employing an experimental approach, this study attempted to investigate the role of pop songs on vocabulary recall, attitude and retention of Iranian advanced…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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