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Age is just a number? Rethinking learning over the lifecourse

Slowey, Maria (2008) Age is just a number? Rethinking learning over the lifecourse. Ageing Horizons, 2008 (8). pp. 22-30.

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This paper explores the relation between EU lifelong learning policies and strategies on the one hand, and, on the other, the attributes and practices of adults in relation to learning in later life. Following a brief summary of the genealogy of the concept of lifelong learning, a critical examination is provided of EU policies on and participation rates in lifelong learning. The discussions will focus in particular on that intersection between later life and lifelong learning by highlighting the failure of much current EU legislation and perspectives on lifelong learning to take serious account of the changing nature of lifecourse patterns and, in particular, the role and involvement of the ‘post-work’ population.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Social Sciences > Adult education
DCU Faculties and Centres:University Support Services, Central Administration and Strategic Themes > Office of the Vice-President for Learning Innovation (OVPLI)
Publisher:Oxford Institute of Ageing
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Copyright Information:Copyright 2008 Oxford Institute of Ageing
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15875
Deposited On:18 Nov 2010 14:38 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 18 Nov 2010 14:38

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