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ERIC Number: EJ834594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
Too Late for the Learning: Lessons from Older Learners
Bunyan, Karen; Jordan, Anne
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v10 n2 p267-281 Jul 2005
This article explores the interests and motivations of older learners, their learning experiences and the barriers faced in accessing education. The research was conducted at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Ireland as a postgraduate research project. The aim of the research is to promote inclusiveness in education by investigating the educational needs of older learners and how academic providers can meet these needs. The research incorporates action research, qualitative methodologies and evaluative techniques to explore the educational experiences of older learners and identify their educational needs. The research documents the experiences of older learners in an access to higher education course at WIT, members of the University of the Third Age, and students on a computer course designed specifically for older learners.
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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: Ireland