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ERIC Number: EJ799402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Professional Preparation for Older Women: A View from New Zealand
Mahmood, Sehba
Educational Gerontology, v34 n6 p462-476 Jun 2008
An increasing population of older women necessitates an inquiry into employment-related education for this group. The aim of this research was to examine professional preparation for women over the age of 50. Qualitative methods were employed; data were collected through interviews with 21 women working in New Zealand in early childhood education services. The findings have indicated both the benefits and challenges for older women. Further, a lack of recognition of the learning needs of older women is evident at the policy level. A reconsideration of professional preparation for older women is recommended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand