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International Journal of Education and Ageing:


to contribute to a better life for all older people by promoting critical knowledge and understanding of education and learning in later life

Key Aim

to bring together the best of international research, scholarship and practice on education, learning and ageing in a critical and accessible manner

Purpose and scope

There are other published journals concerned with ageing, older people and society; they sometimes publish articles on older people’s learning and education. But they do not focus on learning in later life and they do not contain the unique critical blend of research and scholarship, and the consideration of their implications, which is to be found in the International Journal of Education and Ageing. They do not contain the new thinking, perspectives and challenges; the high standards of critical scholarship; the application of research to practice and policy; the interest in all disciplines and the determination to be international in both content and audience which characterise the International Journal of Education and Ageing.

The International Journal of Education and Ageing aims to be accessible to a truly wide readership. Its objective is to be essential reading for those engaged in research and scholarship on later-life learning. It also aims to engage trainers of those who work with older people; tutors, providers, managers of specific programmes of learning for older people; workers in all aspects of care for older people; those concerned with the making, analysis or implementation of relevant policy; and those active in older people’s movements and organisations and in international and national networks and partnerships. Its international mission and concerns are very clear. It is focused on securing contributors and readers from across the world. In the first nine issues of the Journal contributors from 17 countries outside the United Kingdom, in five continents, were published.


The International Journal of Education and Ageing is published in print format by the Association for Education and Ageing in volumes of three issues per volume. Normally there are four articles in each issue as well as a substantial editorial, book and media reviews and wide-ranging international notes on research and practice. There is an emphasis on articles being readable and accessible. Articles are peer-reviewed and editors are prepared to advise colleagues who want to offer an article but who are not experienced in publishing at this level. 

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Articles published

To see a list of articles published in previous issues of the International Journal of Education and Ageing, please click here

The most recent issue of the Journal to be published was Vol. 4 no. 3

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Further information

Editorial team

Editor in chief:
Professor Emeritus Keith Percy, University of Lancaster, UK
Professor Franz Kolland, University of Vienna, Austria
Jim Soulsby, University of Leicester, UK
Associate Editor (Reviews):
Joanna Walker, Association for Education and Ageing, UK
Editorial Assistant: Sasha Anderson

Guideline for submission of articles

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