Kōrero: Older people

Continuing education

Continuing education

Some older people study as a way of pursuing interests or using their spare time well. Marie Bell worked into her 70s, then started her PhD at the age of 79. She graduated in 2005 when she was 82 – this made her Victoria University's oldest PhD graduate at the time.

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Victoria University of Wellington
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Peggy Koopman-Boyden, 'Older people - Life circumstances', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26702/continuing-education (accessed 26 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Peggy Koopman-Boyden, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 Aug 2018