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#Tear : Revista de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
(Pensamiento), (palabra) y obra     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
21. Yüzyılda Eğitim Ve Toplum Eğitim Bilimleri Ve Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi     Open Access  
@tic. revista d'innovació educativa     Open Access  
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
About Campus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Academic Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Academy of Educational Leadership Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 60)
Academy of Management Learning and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Accounting & Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Accounting Education: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Açıköğretim Uygulamaları ve Araştırmaları Dergisi     Open Access  
ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Acta Didactica Norge     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Education     Open Access  
Acta Technologica Dubnicae     Open Access  
Action in Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
Action Learning: Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Action Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Active Learning in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 269)
Actualidades Pedagógicas     Open Access  
Adelphi series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Adiyaman University Journal of Educational Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administration & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 172)
Adult Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 155)
Advanced Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Building Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion     Partially Free   (Followers: 9)
AERA Open     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Africa Education Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 24)
African Journal of Chemical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
AGORA Magazine     Open Access  
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AIDS Education and Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Akadémiai Értesítö     Full-text available via subscription  
Aksiologiya : Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat     Open Access  
AKSIOMA Journal of Mathematics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Idarah : Jurnal Kependidikan Islam     Open Access  
Al-Jabar : Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Tadzkiyyah : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Alexandria : Revista de Educação em Ciência e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Alsic : Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'Information et de Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Alteridad     Open Access  
Amasya Universitesi Egitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Ambiente & Educação : Revista de Educação Ambiental     Open Access  
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Biology Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
American Educational Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 168)
American Journal of Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
American Journal of Distance Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
American Journal of Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 187)
American Journal of Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 60)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
American Journal of Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 53)
American String Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal  
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Annals of Modern Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Apertura. Revista de innovación educativa‏     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Environmental Education & Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Applied Measurement in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arabia     Open Access  
Art Design & Communication in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Arts Education Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Artseduca : Revista electrónica de educación en las ARTES     Open Access  
ASHE Higher Education Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Asian Association of Open Universities Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Education and Development Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of English Language Teaching     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Asian Journal of Legal Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
ASp     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Assessing Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 143)
Assessment for Effective Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Assessment Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
At-Ta'dib Jurnal Kependidikan Islam     Open Access  
At-Taqaddum     Open Access  
At-Turats     Open Access  
Athenea Digital     Open Access  
Aula Abierta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aula de Encuentro     Open Access  
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Australasian Journal of Gifted Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Journal of Special Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australian Art Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Educational Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Educational Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Australian Journal of Adult Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Australian Journal of Career Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Australian Journal of Environmental Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal of Music Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 447)
Australian Journal of Teacher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Australian Mathematics Teacher, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Screen Education Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian TAFE Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Universities' Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 250)
Avaliação : Revista da Avaliação da Educação Superior (Campinas)     Open Access  
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bahastra     Open Access  
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BELIA : Early Childhood Education Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BELT - Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biblioteka i Edukacja     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bildung und Erziehung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Bioedukasi : Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi FKIP UM Metro     Open Access  
Bioma : Jurnal Ilmiah Biologi     Open Access  
Biosaintifika : Journal of Biology & Biology Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Biosfer : Jurnal Biologi dan Pendidikan Biologi     Open Access  
Biosfer : Jurnal Tadris Biologi     Open Access  
BMC Medical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 42)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
BoEM - Boletim online de Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim de Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim Técnico do Senac     Open Access  
BOSAPARIS : Pendidikan Kesejahteraan Keluarga     Open Access  
British Educational Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 185)
British Journal of Educational Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 154)
British Journal of Educational Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 145)
British Journal of Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
British Journal of Religious Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
British Journal of Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
British Journal of Special Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
British Journal of Visual Impairment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Caderno Brasileiro de Ensino de Física     Open Access  
Caderno Intersabares     Open Access  
Cadernos CEDES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Educação     Open Access  
Cadernos de Pesquisa     Open Access  
Cadernos de Pesquisa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de Pesquisa em Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadmo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de la recherche sur l'éducation et les savoirs     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cakrawala Pendidikan     Open Access  
Calidad en la educación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 96)
Campus Legal Advisor     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Campus Security Report     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian and International Education     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education/ Revue canadienne des jeunes chercheures et chercheurs en éducation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Canadian Journal of Education : Revue canadienne de l'éducation     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Journal of Higher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Canadian Journal of School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Catalejos. Revista sobre lectura, formación de lectores y literatura para niños     Open Access  
Catharsis : Journal of Arts Education     Open Access  
CELE Exchange, Centre for Effective Learning Environments     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Charrette     Open Access  
Chemical Engineering Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Chemistry Education Research and Practice     Free   (Followers: 5)
Chemistry in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Chi'e : Journal of Japanese Learning and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Child Language Teaching and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Child Psychiatry & Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Childhood Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Children's Literature in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Chinese Education & Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Christian Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Christian Perspectives in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ciência & Educação (Bauru)     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia en Desarrollo     Open Access  
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)

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Australian Journal of Adult Learning
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.297
Number of Followers: 16  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1443-1394
Published by RMIT Publishing Homepage  [400 journals]
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - From the editor's desk
    • Abstract: Ollis, Tracey
      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 07:18:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Enabling learners starts with knowing them: Student
           attitudes, aspiration and anxiety towards science and maths learning in an
           Australian pre-university enabling program
    • Abstract: Lisciandro, Joanne G; Jones, Angela; Geerlings, Peter
      Pre-university enabling programs provide an important pathway to university for under prepared and disadvantaged students. In order to adequately prepare students for their university journey, enabling educators need to understand and respond to the evolving needs of their learners; not only their academic disparity, but also their past learning experiences and perceptions towards particular subjects. In the current study, students entering an Australian enabling program, 'OnTrack', were surveyed on their attitudes, emotions and aspirations towards the study of science and mathematics. Responses were associated with student perceptions of their past science and maths learning experiences. There was incongruity between student expectations of what future study would entail and the realities of their degree choices and career aspirations. This study suggests the need for social and emotional learning and teacher training. Greater attention should be given to both student's affective needs and their understanding of future course content during their enabling education experience to redress negative emotional learning experiences and safeguard student expectations, satisfaction, and retention in the future.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 07:18:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - What should be considered when designing and
           developing a counselling course for adults from diverse professional and
           cultural backgrounds'
    • Abstract: Furlonger, Brett; Snell, Tristan; Di Mattia, Michael; Reupert, Andrea
      Increased demand for counselling services has escalated the need for quality counsellor education programs. Striving to achieve quality in course design is a process not often articulated publicly. To address this gap, the design and development of a counsellor education course is described and includes the sources of knowledge that influenced its design and the step-by-step development of the program. Challenges designers met are discussed, as well as the ways in which these challenges were met through collaborative problem solving.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 07:18:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Informal workplace learning experiences of graduate
           student employees
    • Abstract: Unluhisarcikli, Ozlem
      Informal learning and how individuals learn in the workplace have gained increasing attention by researchers in recent years. In relation to other learning activities, informal learning constitutes a substantial part of an adult's life. This paper explores the informal workplace learning experiences of graduate student employees. Data was collected through in-depth semi-structured interviews with 14 PhD students who were employed at their universities. Thematic analysis was used to interpret the data. The findings revealed that graduate student employees learn at work by participating in various work practices, collaborating with colleagues and advisers, and meeting new challenges that provide learning opportunities. The challenges of a set task play a crucial role in learning and skill acquisition, and learning happens as a result of interaction between an individual, an activity and a context. The workplace also provides a social environment where people can grow in maturity and learn responsibility as well as skills. Learning is embodied in the everyday practices of work.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 07:18:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Adult literacy and socio-cultural learning at Pina
           Pina Jarrinjaku (Yuendumu learning centre)
    • Abstract: Bauer, Ros
      The Whole of Community Engagement (WCE) initiative commenced in July 2014, led by the Office of Pro Vice Chancellor of Indigenous Leadership at Charles Darwin University (CDU). WCE aimed to build the aspiration, expectation and capacity of six remote and very remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory to participate and achieve in higher education. Using a place-based, Indigenous-led, community development approach, the initiative developed a model that could be applied by other Australian universities and agencies through engaging closely within Indigenous communities and promoting local level management, leadership, decision-making, research and action. The WCE included participatory action research and developmental evaluation approaches. Campus-based and remote Indigenous community-based staff worked together to identify educational needs, priorities and activities from the ground-up. Some of the main messages communities emphasised were that:

      - Aboriginal leadership and governance in remote education are essential

      - Education and higher education are a priority for many Indigenous people

      - Aboriginal cultural knowledge is foundational to other learning

      - Education should be 'both-ways'

      - Education was viewed holistically by Indigenous participants and includes wellbeing, spirituality and livelihood

      - English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) is central to progress.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 07:18:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Enhancing e-learning in old age
    • Abstract: Limone, Pierpaolo; Monacis, Lucia; Ceglie, Flavio; Sinatra, Maria; de Palo, Valeria
      The rapidly growing older population has led researchers to further investigate the cognitive domains of intelligence, learning, memory and attention, which normally change during ageing, and their implications for maintaining a good quality of life (Simpson, Camfield, Pipingas, Macpherson and Stough, 2012; Williams and Kemper, 2010). Universities of the Third Age offer education programs aimed at promoting psychological and social well being. There are a range of stereotypes about older people and their lifelong learning habits; for example, that they have low or no interest, experience anxiety or lack self-confidence (Chang, McAllister and McCaslin, 2014; Morrell, Mayhorn and Echt, 2004). These stereotypes are out of touch with reality. While there is general agreement in the literature that online educational programs can be effective interventions that foster intellectual stimulation and personal fulfilment (Gonzalez, Ram rez and Viadel, 2012, 2015; Goodwin, 2013; Wandke, Sengpiel and Sonksen, 2012). Older people take more time to learn; make more mistakes and need more support.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 07:18:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Music learning for fun and well being at any age!
    • Abstract: Ellis, Bronwyn
      Music has long been shown to have diverse benefits for all age groups. Music therapy has been used in a variety of situations involving both physical and mental health issues. A report of a United Kingdom study on the benefits of older people's participation in community music activities prompted an investigation of the benefits of a new initiative in an Australian regional city - a ukulele group formed by members of the local branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A). Data gathering materials comprised a questionnaire completed by voluntary participants early in their involvement, a second questionnaire six weeks later, and a focus group near the end of the year, as well as participant observation. Both questionnaires incorporated Diener and Biswas-Diener's Flourishing Scale (Diener et al., 2009) and questions on the physical aspects of playing the ukulele. The first also sought details of demographics, motivation for learning, musical preferences and any previous experience in learning a musical instrument. The second asked for highlights and challenges and whether the experience could be recommended to others of their age. Responses indicate enjoyment in learning something new, despite some challenges, and in being part of the group. This is supported by the fact that most original members are still attending, and many new ones have joined them.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 07:18:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Continuing professional education in Australia [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Jenkins, Gayle
      Review(s) of: Continuing professional education in Australia, by Barrie Brennan, Singapore, Springer Science+Business Media, 2016, ISBN 978-981-10-1830-5, ISBN: 978-981-10-1832-9, 257pp.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 07:18:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Call for papers for a special issue on: Lifelong
           learning and sustainable development
    • Abstract:
      Adult Learning Australia (ALA) has declared 2018 to be a Year of Lifelong Learning. This raises many questions about why lifelong learning should be a priority. How might policy to promote lifelong learning develop' Are there particular outcomes that should be anticipated from a year focussed on lifelong learning' How can we get the various stakeholders for formal, non-formal and informal learning across various age levels to work together to promote a more coherent and engaged framework for all people to see themselves on a lifelong learning journey'

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 07:18:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - People who have reviewed for AJAL in 2017
    • PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - From the guest editors' desk
    • Abstract: Krasovec, Sabina Jelenc; Golding, Barry; Findsen, Brian; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard
      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - How the Men's Shed idea travels to Scandinavia
    • Abstract: Ahl, Helene; Hedegaard, Joel; Golding, Barry
      Australia has around 1,000 Men's Sheds - informal communitybased workshops offering men beyond paid work somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. They have proven to be of great benefit for older men's learning, health and wellbeing, social integration, and for developing a positive male identity focusing on community responsibility and care. A Men's Shed is typically selforganized and 'bottom-up', which is also a key success factor, since it provides participants with a sense of ownership and empowerment. Men's Sheds are now spreading rapidly internationally, but the uptake of the idea varies with the local and national context, and so too may the consequences. Our paper describes how the Men's Shed travelled to Denmark, a country with considerably more 'social engineering' than in Australia, where Sheds were opened in 2015, via a 'top-down' initiative sponsored by the Danish Ministry of Health. Using data from the study of the web pages of the Danish 'Shed' organizations, from interviews with the central organizer, and from visits and interviews with participants and local organizers at two Danish Men's sheds, we describe how the idea of the Men's Shed on the Australian model was interpreted and translated at central and local levels. Preliminary data indicate that similar positive benefits as exist in Australia may result, provided that local ownership is emphasized.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - The Paula principle: How and why women work below
           their level of competence [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Foley, Annette; Lavender, Peter
      Review(s) of: The Paula principle: How and why women work below their level of competence, by Tom Schuller (2017), London, Scribe 256pp, ISBN 9781911344018, e-book, ISBN 9781925548013.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - Lifelong learning in policy and practice: The case of
           Sweden
    • Abstract: Bostrom, Ann-Kristin
      This paper describes the changes in lifelong learning policy that have taken place since the 1990s in Sweden. Policy documents regarding lifelong learning in Sweden have appeared since 1994. The first of these documents contains general recommendations with regard to lifelong learning, in both a lifelong and a lifewide perspective, concerning pre-school and compulsory school together with adult education and training. Much support for early stages in life can have a tendency to put adult education and learning in second place instead of the whole functioning well together. Regarding lifelong learning in practice, this paper will focus on popular education and study circles. The recently developed knitting caf s will also be accounted for. The paper also asks the question 'Who is getting education and learning in later life'' 'What are the criteria that will give individuals access to these possibilities' and 'What results can be expected'' The theoretical perspective taken in this paper is that social capital is a part of wellbeing, and the paper examines the extent to which this is connected to the social context.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - The engagement of universities in older adult
           education in Aotearoa New Zealand
    • Abstract: Findsen, Brian
      This article investigates the engagement of universities in older adult education in the specific context of Aotearoa New Zealand. Initially, the broader context of the tertiary education system and the place of universities within it are explained. Not unexpectedly adult education, and particularly older adult education, exists only on the margins of the system. Significant achievements in the past in regard to universities' contribution to older adult education are acknowledged before judging the effectiveness of current engagement, using Peterson's (1976) definition of educational gerontology as a benchmark. Globally, there are adventurous moves afoot to extend the vision and practices of universities to embrace elders as legitimate partners in learning. The article explores potential engagement by reviewing some global examples including an exemplary "traditional" programme, inter-generational learning/ education, an application of the Age Friendly University concept and two solid research studies of older adult education conducted in sites in Europe and Asia. The article concludes by reflecting on the possible application of these initiatives in the New Zealand context.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - Opportunities for generativity in later life for older
           men
    • Abstract: Carragher, Lucia
      The changing social and economic landscape across European Member States and beyond has had a disproportionate effect on older adults. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than among the "buffer generation" of men caught between the silent, strong, austere masculinity of their forefathers and contemporary society - progressive, open and individualistic (Wyllie et al., 2012). In most countries, men have shorter life expectancies than women and higher mortality rates from most common causes of death. This imbalance arises from issues broader than disease related mortality, with post-industrial society seen to have reduced opportunities for men with regard to work and full time employment, further compounded by dispositional barriers to learning (European Commission, 2011). This paper presents findings from a mixed methods study of 297 older men participating in community-based Men's Sheds in Ireland and particularly explores the contributions generativity through Men's Sheds makes to the well-being of older men. The findings show men giving back to the community in different ways, including through the sharing of skills and experiences. It is argued that community-based Men's Sheds provide opportunities for generativity, with identifiable health benefits for older men, holding important lessons for policymakers to enable greater visibility of men's perspectives.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - Fifty years of learning by older adults in Aotearoa
           New Zealand
    • Abstract: Tobias, Robert
      This paper reflects on the history of adult and community education (ACE) in Aotearoa New Zealand with special reference to older people's learning. The paper adopts a critical framework and draws on both primary and secondary sources. Key economic, political, social, demographic and cultural forces are discussed along with the huge growth in tertiary education, the increasing pressures on people to continue their education in later life, and the impact of social movements on this expansion. This growth in tertiary education has not been paralleled by a comparable growth of ACE, and I argue that the history of ACE is in fact more complex and subtle, with many different stories being told. I then discuss the history of older adults' learning and report briefly on some ACE programmes which have emerged over the years and some trends in government policy with special reference to the New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy and its implications for older people's learning. In the light of the positive ageing rhetoric I also raise questions about the very limited government investment in ACE generally and in particular in older people's learning.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - Ageing and learning experiences: The perspective of a
           Polish senior immigrant in Sweden
    • Abstract: Rawinski, Malgorzata Malec
      The general aim of this paper is to present some insights into Polish senior immigrants in Sweden. In particular, it seeks to identify and illustrate the important contribution of previous generations of Polish senior immigrants in building on the diverse culture, traditions and values of the Polish community (Polonia) in Sweden. The paper considers what it means to be an older (age 65+ year) Polish immigrant in Sweden. A biographical method was used in this research to gain these insights. The research evidence was largely collected by means of narrative interviews. Life history is one of the ways to gain insights into the experiences of individuals. A narrative output is never an isolated product. There is always a close link between narrative and other social, cultural and ideological contexts. This paper emphasizes that stories and participant experiences will make more sense if there is a good understanding of the broader contexts in which the individual's story and experiences are embedded. Because of its brevity, the focus of this paper is an in-depth rendition of one older woman's learning experiences in adjusting from war-torn Poland to Sweden.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - Intergenerational exchange of knowledge, skills,
           values and practices between self-organized active citizens in Maribor,
           Slovenia
    • Abstract: Krasovec, Sabina Jelenc; Gregorcic, Marta
      Our paper deals with intergenerational informal learning developed by participatory democracy process in the Self-organized District Communities (SDC) in Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia. It is based on the assumption that SDC assemblies, being safe and trustworthy, are very powerful spaces for behavioural and values exchange between generations and also for social and political engagement, having a capacity for critical, informed and caring citizenry of all ages (Pinnington and Schugurensky, 2009). Our case study is focused on the social dimensions of acquisition of skills, knowledge, attitudes and practices, as identified by Schugurensky (2006; 2013), and on features of social learning (Serrat et al., 2016). In an embedded single-case study design with multiple units (Yin, 2012) we conducted 12 interviews and a focus group. Among interviewees, six were retired, four were employed, one was a student and one was unemployed; they were members of first, second and the third generations. Results show that besides knowledge, skills and practices gained through intergenerational political and social actions in SDC assemblies, value and attitudinal changes (also regarding age) are among the most important outcomes of the democratic participatory process.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - Constructing narratives in later life: Autoethnography
           beyond the academy
    • Abstract: Golding, Barry; Foley, Annette
      Learning through life experiences as distinct from learning through the academy and courses have become increasingly important themes in later life adult education research and practice. Whilst the dominant discourse for most younger people is still about education and training for students in standardised and accredited courses, there is increasing concern to find ways of giving voice to empower people otherwise excluded, disempowered or missing from mainstream education, learning, research and the community. This paper specifically explores and actively mirrors ways of using techniques developed through academic autoethnography to empower older people to share and make sense of the lives they have lived by exploring some of the unexamined assumptions that govern everyday life, behaviour and decision making including in the many, often very informal contexts well beyond educational institutions, the academy and paid work. In essence, like autoethnography, our paper seeks to identify, interrogate and celebrate ways of revealing and displaying multiple layers of consciousness connecting the personal to the cultural for sharing and celebrating diversity in later life.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - Ma te ora ka mohio / 'Through life there is learning'
    • Abstract: Findsen, Brian; Golding, Barry; Krasovec, Sabina Jelenc; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard
      In our final paper we reflectively stand back and ask, 'What do we know and what have we learnt about lifelong learning in later life from the international Getting of Wisdom Exchange program and process, including the research papers in this volume' In critically addressing this question we draw not only on new insights from the papers in this themed volume and the wider literature of lifelong and later life learning, but also on insights from Indigenous knowledge(s). We sense an ideal opportunity to reflect on our insights into Indigenous learning and eldership in Australia and New Zealand to go beyond what research is actually included in this volume. In part, what we do is ask what voices, pedagogies and research tends not to be included here, that is also missing in most mainstream Western research, that typically seeks universal 'truths' about learning through peer reviewed scientific perspectives and methods. We certainly do not regard learning shaped and re-shaped by governments through neoliberal and conservative discourses as the only or last word. We have chosen the ancient te reo Māori words, Ma te ora ka mohio / 'Through life there is learning' as the title for our paper to emphasise that lifelong learning is an ancient and wise construct that regards life and learning as inseparable and mutually reinforcing.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - Occupational and educational biographies of older
           workers and their participation in further education in Germany
    • Abstract: Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard; Muller, Margaretha
      The adult cohort of the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) provides data from six sets of longitudinal data derived from 11,932 German adults. We used the NEPS data to look at the effects of formal education in adulthood and occupational changes on participation in further vocational education and training in order to gain a better understanding of learning activities of older workers. This data enables us to differentiate between upward mobility, downwards mobility and changes at the same level of occupation. In a multi-regression-analysis we control for well-documented predictors - such as level of schooling and vocational education, job status, gender and age as well as for company size. Descriptive results confirm the expected effects, but these effects disappear when the other variables are taken into account.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - Learning to live with chronic illness in later life:
           Empowering myself
    • Abstract: Withnall, Alexandra
      Type 2 Diabetes is both an incurable illness and a hidden disability that has reached epidemic proportions on a global scale. It has obviously spawned a huge clinical literature, but no scholarly accounts of learning to live with the illness on a daily basis from a feminist perspective. As an older woman, I have made use of a somewhat controversial autoethnographical approach to explore how far I consider myself empowered to live with, and manage this condition for the rest of my life. Self-management is an idea that is central to both the United Kingdom (UK) National Health Service (NHS) philosophy of supporting patient choice and within a feminist perspective on health care. Learning to identify, access and use the necessary resources to manage my condition suggests that there are regional differences within the UK as to how much practical care diabetes patients are offered or can access. The paternalistic nature of the health care team/patient relationship appears to militate against the concept of patient empowerment.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - Learning for older adults in Portugal: Universities of
           the Third Age in a state of change
    • Abstract: Veloso, Esmeraldina Costa
      U3As have their origin in 1973 in Toulouse, France, with Professor Pierre Vellas. This French influence was also felt in Portugal and the first Portuguese U3A opened its doors also in the 1970's. However, from inception the Portuguese reality was very different from the French model, especially in regards to its promoters. However, both in France and Portugal, these original models have since undergone significant changes. Within this context, this study seeks to analyse this shift in the organisation of U3A, attempting to understand, amongst other factors, who are the social players behind the change, their goals, and how they are organised. To achieve these research goals, several data collection techniques were used such as document/text analysis of information on the different educational opportunities on offer to older adults, especially U3A, as well as conducting interviews with some leaders of U3A. Theoretically, the work of several authors who have analysed U3A such as Aline Chamain and Marvin Formosa are considered as well as authors who have researched third age policies, in particular Anne-Marie Guillemard. In conclusion, the present work shows U3As in Portugal present themselves in a different context in terms of their promoters - as either tertiary institutions or as private associations.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - Notes for intending contributors
    • PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 57 Issue 3 - Distress in the city: Racism, fundamentalism and a
           democratic education [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Brown, Tony
      Review(s) of: Distress in the city: Racism, fundamentalism and a democratic education, Linden West, (2016), Trentham Books, UCL Institute of Education Press, London, 192pp., ISBN 978-1-85856-688-7, ISBN 978-1-85856-689-4 (e-book).

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 03:32:29 GMT
       
 
 
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