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ERIC Number: ED176039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-19
Reference Count: 0
Students Older Than Average: Research and Implications.
Kasworm, Carol E.
Students older than average have usually been defined as adults 25 years of age or older. Research findings note that these students appear to be a different kind of learner than younger students. Older students are more mature, have a well developed analytical-problem-solving capacity, tend to be more motivated, are more goal oriented, spend more time studying, and state they prefer instructor-centered instruction. Because of the special characteristics of these students, modification of present academic programs is needed. Changes in support services are also needed. Supportive service should be oriented toward providing the important linking of the student and the academic program both at pre-entry and during the learning process. (JH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual Conference on Open Learning and Nontraditional Study (5th, Kansas City, Kansas, October 19, 1978)