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ERIC Number: EJ1126271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Lessons in Lifelong Learning: Earning a Bachelor's Degree in Retirement
Helterbran, Valeri R.
Adult Learning, v28 n1 p12-19 Feb 2017
Many older learners are choosing to return to school to meet varying learning needs; some are returning to satisfy a lifelong desire to earn a college degree. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the motivation and experiences of adults aged 65 years or older who earned a bachelor's degree in retirement and their perceptions related to this educational experience. The findings of this study, although not generalizable, have recruitment and instructional implications for higher educators and suggest pathways to better support this special population of college students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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