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ERIC Number: ED003090
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 295
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ADULT TEACHERS AND THEIR STUDENTS, A STUDY OF EXPECTATIONS, GOALS, AND BEHAVIOR OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN "HIGHER ADULT EDUCATION".
LENNARD, HENRY L.; AND OTHERS
ADULT EDUCATION PARTICIPANTS AND TEACHERS WERE STUDIED IN RELATION TO THEIR ROLES IN AN ADULT EDUCATION SYSTEM. THE STUDY OBJECTIVES WERE TO (1) COMPARE TEACHERS' AND STUDENTS' EXPECTATIONS AND GOALS TO IDENTIFY THE DEGREE OF SIMILARITY AND DISSIMILARITY IN THEIR ROLE CONCEPTIONS AND SOURCES OF STRAIN, (2) ASSESS THE EFFECT OF STUDENTS' AND TEACHERS' SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS AND MOTIVATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION UPON THEIR REACTION TO THE ADULT EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE, (3) RELATE EXPECTATIONS AND GOALS TO PATTERNS OF PARTICIPATION, (4) STUDY CHANGES IN GOALS AND ORIENTATIONS TOWARD ADULT EDUCATION DURING THE COURSE OF A SEMESTER AND TO LEARN WHAT FACTORS INFLUENCE SUCH CHANGES, AND (5) COMPARE OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS WHO DO NOT MAINTAIN CONTINUOUS PARTICIPATION WITH THOSE WHO DO. THE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED IN FOUR INSTITUTIONS OFFERING ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS CHARACTERIZED AS "HIGHER" OR "UNIVERSITY TYPE" ADULT EDUCATION. SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRES WERE ADMINISTERED TO 170 TEACHERS AND 531 ADULT STUDENTS. THE DATA GATHERED INCLUDED INTENSIVE, QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS WITH MORE THAN 60 TEACHERS AND STUDENTS. AREAS IN WHICH CONCLUSIONS ARE GIVEN INCLUDE (1) THE NATURE OF THE STUDENTS' PARTICIPATION AND COMMITMENT, (2) CLARIFICATION OF STUDENT ROLES IN ADULT EDUCATION, (3) POLARITY OF STUDENT MOTIVES AND GOALS, (4) ABSENCE OF PROFESSIONAL CENTERS FOR TEACHER DISCUSSION, AND (5) ADULT EDUCATION AS AN AVENUE FOR EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION AND EXPERIMENTATION. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: New School for Social Research, New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)