ERIC Number: ED060404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Psychological Implications of Deprivation on Adult Learners. Heuristics of Adult Education: Courses of Study for Professional Preparation of Educators of Adults.
Berreman, Norman P.
A course designed to be relevant for the training of teachers for adult education courses is presented. The point is made that the status of adult as opposed to adolescent is achieved when the individual reaches full physical growth, has entered the job market full time, and is seriously in the process of establishing a family. It is also pointed out that deprivation, in this report, refers to the absence of a sufficiently supporting environment in areas of fundamental needs. This study is directed to the internal effects upon the individual through the sensory processes. It has been found that the adult learner shares with the teacher in training an incomplete development in relation to an integrative view of life and their role in it. He also shares with the teacher the motivation to continue development toward greater maturity. Since it has been shown that the adult basic education student is a person not too basically different from the teacher, it is concluded that the educative experience is a mutually cooperative act. (For related documents, see AC 008 317-321.) (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Course Content, Disadvantaged, Discovery Processes, Environmental Influences, Interaction, Learning Experience, Professional Education, Relevance (Education), Role Perception, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.