ERIC Number: EJ718944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-1
Reference Count: 36
Learning from Childhood to Mature Adulthood: What Makes People Want "to Learn to Learn" and Keep on Learning?
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.
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Individual Characteristics, Experience, Cultural Influences
Customer Services for Taylor & Francis Group Journals, 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420 (Toll Free); Fax: 215-625-8914.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden