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ERIC Number: EJ1118271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-1370
Retirement, Learning and the Role of Higher Education
Jamieson, Anne
International Journal of Lifelong Education, v35 n5 p477-489 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 collected both through questionnaire surveys, including a follow-up study, and life history interviews. The material collected was analysed in a variety of ways, building up a picture of the meanings of formal learning for different individuals and at different points of the life course, including retirement. The author, having herself retired and become "an older learner", ends with a discussion of the meanings of learning in her own retirement, in the context of her research findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
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