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ERIC Number: EJ789296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
The Revival of Research Circles: Meeting the Needs of Modern Aging and the Third Age
Ostlund, Britt
Educational Gerontology, v34 n4 p255-266 Apr 2008
This article provides evidence that it is worthwhile to reconsider the traditional research circle method as a means of involving people in the third age in fulfilling their needs to participate in learning activities and make their voices heard. The findings are based on three cases of research circles consistently driven by the interests of the older participants and which increased their capacity to deepen their life experiences, create a political agenda for necessary change, and become more attached to local history. (Contains 1 table.)
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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: Sweden