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Exploring The Relationship Between Members Of Lifelong Learning Institutes And Host Institutions, Jon Charles Neidy Oct 2019

Exploring The Relationship Between Members Of Lifelong Learning Institutes And Host Institutions, Jon Charles Neidy

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between an individual’s involvement in Lifelong Learning Institutes (LLIs) and his or her propensity for philanthropic giving to the institute or its hosting college or university. The dataset was acquired through a survey administered to eleven Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs) in the United States. Data analysis was conducted on seven research questions which explored how the length, type, and frequency of participation, as well as the level satisfaction, commitment, and feelings of community may relate to an LLI participant’s inclination to donate. The findings of this study ...


Critical Educational Gerogogy: Towards Enlightenment And Emancipation, Manuel Solomon, Lorenzo Bowman, Glenn Anthony Palmer May 2015

Critical Educational Gerogogy: Towards Enlightenment And Emancipation, Manuel Solomon, Lorenzo Bowman, Glenn Anthony Palmer

Adult Education Research Conference

: This paper examines how critical educational gerogogy (CEG) can be used to expose ageism and relationships of power and inequality in the lives of older adults. The current literature in CEG is reviewed. The authors conclude by advancing a counterhegemonic approach which embraces transformative and emancipative education for older adults.


Adult Education And Training Programs For Older Adults In The U.S.Country Comparisons Using Piaac Data1, Phyllis A. Cummins, Suzanne R. Kunkel May 2015

Adult Education And Training Programs For Older Adults In The U.S.Country Comparisons Using Piaac Data1, Phyllis A. Cummins, Suzanne R. Kunkel

Adult Education Research Conference

The age structure of the U.S. labor force has changed dramatically in recent decades, largely due to the aging of the baby boomer cohort. This shift has increased the importance of gaining a better understanding of how adult education and training influences labor market outcomes for middle-aged and older workers.


Computer Anxiety And Computer Self-Efficacy Of Older Adults, Elizabeth Diane Cooper-Gaiter Jan 2015

Computer Anxiety And Computer Self-Efficacy Of Older Adults, Elizabeth Diane Cooper-Gaiter

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Many older adults (aged 55 and older) need training to acquire computer knowledge and skills. Using computers and the Internet could provide access to vital resources for improving older adults' health and maintaining their connections with family and society. This study examined 2 psychological constructs--computer anxiety and computer self-efficacy--that have been shown to impact a person's successful use of computers and related technology. Guided by Bandura's self-efficacy theory, which emphasizes the importance of adult learners being motivated and taking charge of their learning, this study examined the impact of a computer knowledge and skills workshop on older adults ...


Older Adults’ Motivation To Learn In Higher Education, Lin Yi-Yin Jun 2011

Older Adults’ Motivation To Learn In Higher Education, Lin Yi-Yin

Adult Education Research Conference

A limited amount of literature has discussed older adults in formal education, especially their motivations to learn in higher education. This study aims to understand older adults’ learning in the context of higher education. Specifically, this study argues that higher education can function as a stimulating learning environment that helps older adults meet their late-life development needs and can lead them toward a meaningful and positive aging experience.


I Am More From Here Than From There: The Role Of Citizenship Schools In The Construction Of Racial Identity Among Older Adult Immigrants, Luis Kong Oct 2008

I Am More From Here Than From There: The Role Of Citizenship Schools In The Construction Of Racial Identity Among Older Adult Immigrants, Luis Kong

Adult Education Research Conference

The non-formal setting of citizenship schools provide an environment for learning, critical reflection and a space to socially construct a collective racial meaning through dialogue and through a critical understanding of history and identity in the United States. This study will focus on the experiences of Spanish speaking older adult learners as they prepare for the citizenship test and explore their sense of identity as new citizens.


The Role Of Self-Directed Learning In Older Adults’ Health Care, Janet S. Valente Aug 2006

The Role Of Self-Directed Learning In Older Adults’ Health Care, Janet S. Valente

Adult Education Research Conference

This descriptive study expands the understanding of the impact of self-directed learning (SDL) on older adults’ health care. Findings reveal motivating and controlling factors that influence learners, identifies a SDL process specific to health care, offers insights into the perceptions older adults’ hold, and barriers they encounter.


How Do Older Adult Volunteer Instructors Describe Their Peer Teaching Experiences At A Lifelong Learning Institute (Lli), Ilseon Choi Jun 2006

How Do Older Adult Volunteer Instructors Describe Their Peer Teaching Experiences At A Lifelong Learning Institute (Lli), Ilseon Choi

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper explored peer teaching experiences of older adult volunteer instructors at a Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI). Data was collected through in-depth interviews with the instructors, observations of classes, and documents of the LLI. Analysis revealed various aspects of peer teaching of adults: participants enjoy teaching, they describe their role as facilitator of learning, interaction in class results in reciprocity, and participants voluntarily continue to develop courses and teaching materials.