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Title: Education and older adults at the University of the Third Age
Authors: Formosa, Marvin
Keywords: University of the Third Age
Older people -- Education
Continuing education -- Malta
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Educational Gerontology
Citation: Educational Gerontology. 2012, Vol.38(1), p. 114-125.
Abstract: This article reports a critical analysis of older adult education in Malta. In educational gerontology, a critical perspective demands the exposure of how relations of power and inequality, in their myriad forms, combinations, and complexities, are manifest in late-life learning initiatives. Fieldwork conducted at the University of the Third Age (UTA) in Malta uncovered the political nature of elder-learning, especially with respect to three intersecting lines of inequality - namely, positive aging, elitism, and gender. A cautionary note is, therefore, warranted at the dominant positive interpretations of UTAs since late-life learning, as any other education activity, is not politically neutral.
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