Exploring Learning in Midlife

Authored by: Jo-Anne H. Willment

The Routledge International Handbook of Learning

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  May  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415571302
eBook ISBN: 9780203357385
Adobe ISBN: 9781136598562


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In the last two decades, researchers have focused increasingly on the middle years of adulthood as an emerging topic in the adult literature. The reasons for this include: the aging of the Canadian baby-boom population, who now have reached the middle years of life (Statistics Canada, 2007); healthier lifestyles of these midlife adults (Brim, Ryff, and Kessler, 2004); the recognition of midlife as a unique and distinct stage of adulthood (Lachman, 2001); and, the interdisciplinary developments linking midlife to both the adult development and the adult education literatures (Hoare, 2006). Collectively, these new directions offer innovative dimensions in our thinking about the middle years of our lives.

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