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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 ...