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ERIC Number: EJ718944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-1
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Learning from Childhood to Mature Adulthood: What Makes People Want "to Learn to Learn" and Keep on Learning?
O'Dowd, Mina
Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, v35 n3 p321-338 Sep 2005
This article describes 35 individuals who have expressed an interest in taking university courses after retirement. Longitudinal data and individuals' own accounts are presented, in an effort to clarify the role that symbolic resources play in individuals' lives, for their capacity to construct their own identity, to function as social actors, and "to learn to learn." It is argued that their lives provide grounds to consider a re-conceptualisation of adult learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden