Citations with the tag: ADULT students

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  • New Learning Frontiers.
     // Future Survey; Mar2007, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p1 

    The article reports on the recognition given to the benefits of early childhood education. It states that new technologies are enabling new learning at home, in school, and in higher education, while adult learners have an abundance of guidelines for thinking about the future and promoting...

  • I feel like I'm being hit from all directions: Enduring the bombardment as a mature-age learner returning to formal learning.
    Willans, Julie; Seary, Karen // Australian Journal of Adult Learning; Apr2011, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p119 

    The mature-age learner's re-engagement with a formal learning environment may be somewhat akin to the novice Paintball player who, unless well positioned and attuned to the rules of the combative game, is bombarded and worn down by constant 'hits'. For the mature-age learner, such 'hits' may...

  • Secondary level re-entry of young Canadian adult learners.
    MacGregor, Cassandra; Ryan, Thomas G. // Australian Journal of Adult Learning; Apr2011, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p143 

    This paper illuminates and details some of the traits, pressures and semi-autonomy of the young adult between the ages of 18 and 24 who must confront the barriers and challenges upon returning to secondary school within the high school and the adult education centre context. Focusing on these...

    MacGregor, Cassandra; Ryan, Thomas G. // Public Record (0744205X); 10/12/2010, Vol. 34 Issue 41, p5 

    No abstract available.

  • Adult Students Today (Book).
    Williams, Kimberley Buster // Journal of College Admission; Spring2003, Issue 179, p29 

    Reviews the book 'Adult Students Today,' by Carol Aslanian.

  • Adult Students Today.
    Hoffman, Annette // Journal of College Admission; Summer2005, Issue 188, p29 

    Reviews the book "Adult Students Today," by Carol Aslanian.

  • Who Are Today's Adult Learners?
    Hoffman, Annette // Presidency; Spring2006, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p9 

    Offers information on "Adult Learners in the United States: A National Profile," a monograph from the American Council on Education's Center for Policy Analysis and Center for Lifelong Learning, which summarizes data and research available on the adults aged 25 or older who are enrolled for...

  • Keeping On: HOW ALP Brings Disaffected Youth Back to School in Liberia.
    Von Hahmann, Gail; Tengbeh, Josephine F. D. // International Journal on School Disaffection; 2007, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p6 

    The article features an education program called Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) that brings disaffected youth in Liberia to school. The program was introduced in 1998 in Liberia to help over-aged learners achieve a primary education which they were not able to attend due to civil war. The...

    Hyslop, Alisha // Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers; Feb2010, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p18 

    The article discusses the significance of the educational trainings offered by Career for Technical Education (CTE) for the level of literacy in adults. It mentions that the CTE programs are rich in literacy content and strategies and they help adult students gain literacy skills as they are...

  • Adult students a valuable market to target.
    Nordstrom, Anne D. // Marketing News; 09/15/97, Vol. 31 Issue 19, p20 

    The article reports on the results of a survey of adult students conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics in 1997. Adults are returning to school in droves for the education that will help them adapt to the changing demands of the workplace or change careers. Adult students are...

  • Widening participation: what works?
    Gorard, Stephen // Adults Learning; Mar2007, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p12 

    The author focuses on the works to widen higher education (HE) participation for adult learners in Great Britain. It says that addressing the barriers to HE participation such as cost, time or travel is likely to have marginal impact on its own that might be very difficult to find anything that...

  • Making the case for e-learning.
    Dennis, Anne // Adults Learning; Mar2007, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p18 

    The author argues that there is evidence that electronic learning (e-learning) helps produce autonomous learners. It says that a research team from Sheffield Hallam University in England found strong evidence that the effective use of e-learning had an important impact on the students'...

  • The Relationship between Self-Concept and Self-Ratings of Generalizable Skills of Students in Postsecondary Career and Technical Programs.
    Kraebber, Sharon L.; Greenan, James P. // Journal of Career & Technical Education; Spring2012, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p15 

    The article focuses on a study that determined the relationship between self-concept and self-ratings of generalizable skills of adult students in postsecondary career and technical programs. The study used the Generalizable Skills Student Self-Ratings Assessment and the Tennessee Self-Concept...

  • Patterns of Corrective Feedback in Relation to Error Types in Iranian Adult EFL Learners' Classes.
    Vaezi, Shahin; Zand-Vakili, Elham; Kashani, Alireza Fard // European Journal of Scientific Research; 12/25/2011, Vol. 66 Issue 4, p517 

    Abstract The current study synthesizes findings from observational classroom research on corrective feedback and then presents an observational study of patterns of error treatment in an adult ESL classroom at two intermediate and advanced levels. The study examines the range and types of...

  • Distance Education: A Perspective from Women's Studies.
    Patterson, Natasha // thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory & culture; 2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p1 

    In this article, the author focuses on the importance of distance education related to her personal experience as teaching assistant. According to her, distance education has undergone several changes since the late twentieth century due to technical advancements and as per the needs of the...

  • Removing barriers to adult literacy according to Ofsted.
    Lavender, Peter // Basic Skills Bulletin; Feb2011, Issue 90, p8 

    The article focuses on the response of the National Literacy Trust in the Ofsted report in Great Britain. It states that the useful part of literacy programmes is to integrate literacy into vocational programmes where it is most needed. Also, staffs need to have specialist training where they...

  • Course Satisfaction for Adult Students.
    Lavender, Peter // Teaching Professor; Oct2012, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p6 

    The article discusses the findings of researchers Howell and Buck in finding out what course characteristics satisfy adult students. The result of the study showed that the size and location of their classes, the kind of interaction they get from the faculty and the grades that they think they...

  • Good Times to Hard Times: An Examination of Adult Learners' Enrollment from 2004-2010.
    Kimmel, Sara B.; Gaylor, Kristena P.; Ray Grubbs, M.; Bryan Hayes, J. // Journal of Behavioral & Applied Management; Sep2012, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p18 

    The study examines employment, income, motivations and barriers of adult learners, comparing results from a 2004-2005 study with results from a 2010 study of nontraditional students (age 25 and over) enrolled in four-year colleges that offered programs designed for working adults. The study...

  • Martin University offering credit for life experience.
    Kimmel, Sara B.; Gaylor, Kristena P.; Ray Grubbs, M.; Bryan Hayes, J. // Indianapolis Business Journal; 6/6/2005, Vol. 23 Issue 13, p25A 

    Reports that Martin University will offer its Prior Learning Assessment course this summer at no cost, giving adult students a chance to evaluate how their life experience may help them get through college in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sources of learning; Contact information.

  • A Montreal success in adult education.
    Show, James G. // America; 1/16/1954, Vol. 90 Issue 16, p397 

    The article focuses on the success of adult education curricula at the Thomas More Institute of Montreal in Quebec. It mentions that Thomas More Institute's success was made possible because its teachers are picked from the best academic, religious, and professional institutions in the city. It...

  • Never too old?
    Derrick, Jay // Adults Learning; May2009, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p30 

    The article discusses the Maths, ICT and Older Learners project commissioned by the British Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills and conducted by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) between October 2007 and April 2008. The project aimed to identify factors...

  • Forces Changing Our Nation's Future.
    Derrick, Jay // Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal; Fall2007, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p167 

    The article focuses on the results of the study "Forces Changing Our Nation's Future," by Andrew Sum. The research is funded by the National Commission on Adult Literacy as a companion piece to "The Perfect Storm" report. The author of the research reveals that U.S. adults are about average in...

  • Learner Retention in Adult Secondary Education: A Comparative Study.
    Gopalakrishnan, Ajit // Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal; Fall2008, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p140 

    Learner retention in adult secondary education has been studied only with respect to the General Educational Development (GED) preparation program. This paper compares the retention of learners enrolled in the GED preparation program to those enrolled in two other adult secondary completion...

  • Poverty, Residential Mobility, and Persistence across Urban and Rural Family Literacy Programs in Pennsylvania.
    Schafft, Kai A.; Prins, Esther S. // Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal; Spring2009, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p3 

    This study investigates how poverty and residential mobility affect adult persistence and participation in family literacy (FL) programs. Combining data from interviews with directors and participants from a sample of FL sites in Pennsylvania, this study examines (a) the perceptions of...

  • Disparate Reading Identities of Adult Students in One GED Program.
    Compton-Lilly, Catherine // Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal; Spring2009, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p34 

    Identities are constructed throughout people's lives. In this paper, I explored the emerging reading identities of 10 adults who were pursuing GED (General Educational Development) credentials. While part of a much larger study that included many data sources, this paper draws on interview data...

  • Transforming Adult Students into Authors: The Writer to Writer Challenge.
    Beverstock, Caroline; Bhaskaran, Shanti; Brinkley, Jacquie; Jones, Donna; Reinke, Valerie // Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal; Spring2009, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p48 

    The article focuses on the transition of adult students into authors. It is said that many adult literacy programs in the U.S. tend to neglect the need of the students to develop writing skills. It discusses the Writer to Writer Challenge (WTW) wherein adult learners are asked to write to the...

  • TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS AS TEACHERS: Creating E-Learning that Matters.
    Olka, Kristine // Intercom; Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p12 

    Discusses the concept of electronic learning as a way to replace traditional classroom education. Characteristics of adult learners; Ways to apply adult learning theory to electronic learning; Importance of understanding the physical and mental limitations of adult learners.

  • A "Non-Traditional" Approach to Campus Programming: Taking a Closer Look at an Often Overlooked Demographic--Adult Students.
    Le, Thanh M. // Campus Activities Programming; Mar2012, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p29 

    The author provides insights on planning and implementing diverse programs for adult students in U.S. colleges and universities. Student programming boards are advised to obtain campus population data from the institutional research office. The importance of searching for co-sponsorships, being...

  • Promoting Harmony during Disagreements: A Portrait of Adult Discussions in the Indonesian Context.
    Rohmah, Zuliati // Theory & Practice in Language Studies; Mar2012, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p440 

    This paper presents different strategies applied by adult students when expressing disagreements during discussions. The use of a variety of strategies by the students show that conveying disagreements is not an easy task for the academia living in a collectivist society. Responses to the...

  • Investing in Teachers to Invest in Themselves.
    Cummings, Greg // MPAEA Journal of Adult Education; Fall2011, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p19 

    This article examines the characteristics of self-directed learning as they apply to the Award in Mentoring (AIM), a school-based professional development program with teachers as adult learners. A short introduction to self-directed learning is presented followed by a look at the design of AIM...

  • Adult Abilities.
    Trabue, M. R. // Journal of Higher Education; Nov1939, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p462 

    The article reviews the book "Adult Abilities," by Herbert Sorenson.

  • Life Skills Project.
    Jalazo, Michael D. // Journal of Correctional Education; Jun2005, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p124 

    The article presents information about life skills for Women at Shelby County Division of Corrections (SCDC). In Shelby County, a 300% increase in female offenders was recorded between 1992 and 2002. SCDC offers strategies and approaches to reversing faulty cognitive systems and behavioral...

  • The Fine Art of Letting Go.
    Kantrowitz, Barbara; Tyre, Peg; Raymond, Joan; Wingert, Pat; Bain, Marc // Bulletin with Newsweek; 5/23/2006, Vol. 124 Issue 6521, p64 

    The article reflects on how parents should behave when their children become independent adults. Parents worry that their kids will never get jobs and end up home after graduation, living in the basement. It's not an unreasonable fear. Many kids graduate with debt from student loans, which makes...

  • Parents as Developing Adult Learners.
    Marienau, Catherine; Segal, Joy // Child Welfare; Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 85 Issue 5, p767 

    The article presents parents as continuous learners whose critical reflections on their experiences with parenting can be rich fodder for their growth and development. It cites two questions that place learning as a pivotal ability and process that can equip individual parents to meet the...

  • Active ageing in the community and workplace.
    Marienau, Catherine; Segal, Joy // Workplace Learning & Skills Bulletin; 10/26/2012, Issue 59, p2 

    Information about various themes and projects discussed by National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) and Age UK for improving the low involvement of adult learners above 65 and those nearby their retirement across Great Britain, is presented.

  • Savoir lire les médias sans savoir lire.
    Dahl, Audrey // Canadian Journal of Education; 2012, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p77 

    From a multiple-literacy perspective, how are media literacy abilities among those with low literacy skills? This action research project—whose aim was to learn more about how adult learners who lack basic literacy skills think critically about the media—found that the way we...

  • From Theory to Practice to Experience: Building Scholarly Learning Communities in Nontraditional Doctoral Programs.
    Radda, Hank // InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching; 2012, Vol. 7, p50 

    An essay is presented on the development of scholarly learning communities for adult learners in nontraditional doctoral programs to meet the needs, schedules and demands in a manner that socializes them for the various expectations of the profession. It discusses the impact of doctoral programs...

  • MUW Starts Independent Online College.
    Radda, Hank // Women in Higher Education (10608303); Aug2010, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p4 

    The article reports on the launch of an online college, V3, by Mississippi University for Women for working professionals, community college students and adult learners in Columbus.

  • Literacy vignettes.
    Radda, Hank // Illinois Literacy; Winter2006, p1 

    Offers news briefs on literacy in Illinois as of January 2006. Awards given to the Secretary of State Literacy Office by the Literacy Volunteers of DuPage County; Partnership of Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County and several local libraries to help adult learners and volunteer tutors...

  • Literacy coalitions connect community with needed literacy services.
    Radda, Hank // Illinois Literacy; Summer2004, p2 

    Focuses on the efforts of literacy coalitions for enhancing literacy services in Chicago, Illinois, as of June 2004. Purpose of an annual celebration held by the literacy coalitions involving adult learners, their families and literacy program staff; Contact information for several coalitions,...

  • "Like Human Beings": Responsive Relationships and Institutional Flexibility at a Rural Community College.
    Howley, Caitlin; Chavis, Barbara; Kester, John // Journal of Research in Rural Education;  

    Drawing on data from a program serving displaced workers and adult students, this article explores how students at a small rural-serving community college in North Carolina believe rurality influences their retention. We review the research and descriptive literature on rural community college...

  • La responsabilidad social de las universidades a través de la memoria cinematográfica.
    Chisvert Tarazona, María José // Revista de Docencia Universitaria; ene-abr2013, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p389 

    This article reviews 'Educating Rita', an interesting British film shot in 1983 by Lewis Gilbert. The film offers a faithful depiction of the beginnings of the Open University, a pioneer in university-level distance learning in Europe thanks to its innovative educational spirit. The film...

    Lintner, Timothy; Brown, Susanne // MPAEA Journal of Adult Education; Spring2005, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p22 

    As more and more teachers leave the classroom, states are looking to actively recruit the returning adult learner into the teaching profession. This study examines an innovative teacher certification program in South Carolina whose goal is to do just that. Issues such as planning and scheduling...

    Lintner, Timothy; Brown, Susanne // Adults Learning; Autumn2013, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p6 

    The article discusses a 2013 report from the British research group Independent Commission on Fees on the effect of increased tuition on college applications from adult students in Great Britain, and mentions applications in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and younger applicants from poor areas.

  • Earning college credit for your work experience.
    Soule, Alexander // Fairfield County Business Journal; 3/12/2012, Vol. 48 Issue 11, p12 

    The article offers information on services offered by higher education institutions for adult students in the U.S. It states that several colleges allow adult students to work beside an adviser and complete a degree. Moreover, adult students could take advantage of the standardized tests...

  • Highland Community College -- serving adult learners.
    Soule, Alexander // Illinois Literacy; Fall2004, p1 

    Features the Secretary of State Community Literacy Program at Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois. Number of learners who were served by the program in 2004; Action taken by volunteer tutors to address the limited funding problem faced by the program; Statements issued by some...

  • Untitled.
    Soule, Alexander // Illinois Literacy; Fall2004, p1 

    Presents a photograph showing an adult learner and a tutor volunteer work together at the adult literacy project of the Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois.

  • Technology for busy adults at all skill levels.
    Kirk, Shana // Keyboard Companion; Autumn2006, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p52 

    The author focuses on the imaginative use of various technologies in music instruction for busy adults at all skill levels. It has been found that adult students can benefit from a wide range of technologies regardless of their ages or skill levels. Some of the various technologies available...

  • Mnemonic Strategies: Success for the Young-Adult Learner.
    Bakken, Jeffrey P.; Simpson, Cynthia G. // Journal of Human Resources & Adult Learning; Dec2011, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p79 

    Being able to remember new and unfamiliar material is very important for the success of a young adult learner. As these individuals move through high school and beyond larger amounts of new information are transferred to them and the types of content presented are often more complex. Mnemonic...

  • Adults, Nontraditional Students to Fill Future Classes.
    Santovec, Mary Lou // Women in Higher Education (10608303); Jun2013, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p7 

    The article discusses how the University of Arkansas Fayetteville director Sylvia Scott and associate director Susan Stiers built the Off Campus Connections (OCC) program to address the aging of the student body. It notes that the OCC provides friendly assistance, resources and referrals to...

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