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ERIC Number: EJ1126430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1477-9714
Older Employee Behaviour and Interest in Continuing Education
Schmidt, Bernhard
Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, v13 n2 p156-174 Nov 2007
The increasing older population actually sets the conditions for adult education and its potential for innovation in reception and support for older employees. Therefore it is important to keep in mind the needs older learners have, along with their educational interests and behaviour. This article presents the results of a national representative survey in Germany concerning the educational interests and behaviour of older learners, especially older employees. This survey shows the influence of income status, level of schooling and gender on educational behaviour and so explains the differences within the group of older adults concerning continuing education participation, expectations and barriers. Further modes of delivery of continuing education programs which are a central issue for older employees appear to be more important than the vocational usefulness of continuing education for this target group, and there is noticeable resignation concerning whether improved vocational opportunities can emerge from continuing participation in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany
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