(2012) Workplace learning for older workers in the Kingdom of Bahrain

in Quantitative
Maya Azuri and Vanessa Beck, University of Leicester, UK

The aim of this paper is two-fold. First, it considers the role of learning for older workers in the Kingdom of Bahrain, a country with a young workforce which is nevertheless dependent on older workers. Second, the importance of (workplace) learning for older workers is considered in light of older workers’ continued or even extended contribution to the labour market. A key finding from this research is that despite investment in learning by the state, there are numerous problems and barriers to workplace learning for older workers in Bahrain. Twelve organisations in Bahrain took part in the research presented - in total, 25 participants including 8 HR managers/directors and 17 employees were surveyed.

International Journal of Education and Ageing, Vol. 2, No. 2, 91–106, May 2012, ISSN: 2044-5458


Bahrain, HR professionals, learning culture at work, older workers.

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