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Ade-Ojo, Gordon; Duckworth, Vicky – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
The broad aim of this paper is to track the evolution of adult literacy policy in the UK across three decades, highlighting convergences between policy phases and the promotion of democratic learning spaces. It is anchored onto the argument that, although it is generally accepted that democratic learning spaces are perceived as beneficial to adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Educational Policy, Democracy
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Shannon, Elizabeth Ann; Pearson, Sue; Quinn, Wendy; Macintyre, Kate – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Part-time postgraduate students make up a significant proportion of the student population, yet their experience remains poorly understood. In this article, a multi-phase, explanatory mixed-method study conducted within Tasmanian health and human services provides some answers. Students reported improved job performance, self-esteem and increased…
Descriptors: Human Services, Health Services, Part Time Students, Graduate Study
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Meyers, Christopher A.; Bagnall, Richard G. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper presents the findings of a research project on older workers transitioning into work as vocational educators through online undergraduate university study. The study involved interpretive phenomenological analysis of the experiences of 10 older learners. Their experience of online learning was found to be shaped by diverse influences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Adult Students, Older Workers
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Howarth, Jason Paul; D'Alessandro, Steven; Johnson, Lester; White, Lesley – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Despite the widespread adoption of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), no business model has emerged to make them sustainable from an institution standpoint. Using MOOCs as a marketing platform shows promise; but for this to succeed, it is necessary to understand the motivations of those who undertake them and to demonstrate how these same…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Krupar, Allyson M.; Prins, Esther – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Participation has become so central to adult education for community development that even the World Bank supports participatory programming. This article analyses how participation is conceptualised in "Training for Transformation" (TfT), a Freirean-inspired curriculum used in international community development settings. TfT seeks to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Interviews, Curriculum Development, Discourse Analysis
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Simmons, Robin; Smyth, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This paper uses the Habermasian concept of legitimation crisis to critique the relationship between post-compulsory education and training and the chronic levels of youth unemployment and under-employment which now characterise post-industrial Western economies, such as the UK. It draws on data from an ethnographic study of the lives of young…
Descriptors: Criticism, Employment, Correlation, Ethnography
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Cuervo, Hernan; Wyn, Johanna – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
It is common for organizations such as the International Labour Organization and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development to acknowledge that the links between education and work are far from smooth, creating a "crisis" for youth. This includes increasing rates of unemployment, under-employment and precarious work. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Age Groups, Generational Differences
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Thomas, Paul – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Since the 7/7 bombings of July 2005, Britain has experienced a domestic terror threat posed by a small minority of young Muslims. In response, Britain has initiated "Prevent," a preventative counter-terrorism programme. Building on previous, general critiques of Prevent, this article outlines and critically discusses the ways in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Youth Programs, Muslims
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Leung, D. D. M. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Senior volunteer teachers play important roles in learning programmes for the elderly. These volunteers' level of teaching satisfaction was assumed to influence programmes, their organizational behaviours and outcomes. However, scant research has focused specifically on volunteers' levels of satisfaction with teaching and how their satisfaction is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Volunteers, Teacher Role, Older Adults
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Jamieson, Anne – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This article brings together some of the main findings from research on older learners, conducted and published by the author over a period of 10 years. This research investigated the characteristics, motivations and benefits of formal learning. The samples were drawn from among both students and graduates from a London university. Data were…
Descriptors: Retirement, Higher Education, Role of Education, Questionnaires
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Talmage, Craig A.; Mark, Rob; Slowey, Maria; Knopf, Richard C. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The global society is facing a new burgeoning element: an ageing population. Response to the educational needs and interests of older adults requires innovative pedagogies and practices of teaching, research, and community engagement. While traditionally geared towards provision for younger adults, the case is presented that universities have the…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Educational Needs, College Role
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Kimberley, Helen; Golding, Barry; Simons, Bonnie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This paper explores some important aspects of the generation of practical knowledge through later life. It is about the relationship between knowledge generation, agency and capability, developed informally through the life experiences in and through the Company of Others. It emphasises how the everyday processes of socialisation create invaluable…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Correlation, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults
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Findsen, Brian – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This article is concerned with how learning in later life has been constructed and practised by the two most numerous ethnic groups in Aotearoa/New Zealand, "Pakeha" (Europeans) and "Maori" (Indigenous people). It is argued that learning is heavily influenced by historic features of interaction between these two groups; Pakeha…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Lifelong Learning, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Mestheneos, Elizabeth; Withnall, Alexandra – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The health of ageing populations is a real concern across the world so that the concept of active ageing has been advocated as a framework for appropriate educational policies and programmes to support people as they grow older. The other elements discussed here are health and healthy life expectancy (HLE) acknowledging that as people age, they…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning, Health
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Tam, Maureen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Governments' anxieties about ageing populations are mostly concerned with the costs of welfare, care and health provision which all have to be paid for by an ever dwindling working population. However, research in later life learning indicates the significant role that lifelong learning can play in promoting mental well-being and resilience, and…
Descriptors: Asians, Older Adults, Preferences, Foreign Countries
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