ERIC Number: ED215634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Brown, Peggy, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v4 n5 Apr 1982
Selected college and university programs established to assist adults in continuing their education, earning their degrees, and learning about whatever interests them are described, and an essay on lifelong learning is presented. In "Curriculum Development for Lifelong Learning," Charles S. Claxton describes how life cycle research, adult development stages, learning styles, and adult learning theory can be used in the development of programs for adult learners. Reference is made to Tyler's (1949) model of curriculum development; William Perry's (1970) scheme of adult development; Kolb's (1976) model of learning styles, which relates especially well to curriculum design; and a theory of andragogy, which suggests that more time should be spent in planning course content and activities, and that both teacher and student should be involved in this process. The following college programs are described: Program for Experienced Learners at Eckerd College, Florida; Learn and Shop and Weekend College at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis; Focus on Nontraditional Students at Marylhurst College for Lifelong Learning, Oregon; Office of Outreach at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Goddard Adult Degree Program at Vermont College of Norwich University; and School of New Resources at the College of New Rochelle, New York. Additional briefer program descriptions include: Weekender Program at Keystone Junior College, Pennsylvania; Management Science Program, Limestone College, South Carolina; Weekend College, Mundelein College, Illinois,; and The Alfred North Whitehead Center, University of Redlands, California. Resource materials are also described. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Andragogy, Bachelors Degrees, Cognitive Style, College Programs, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Learning Theories, Liberal Arts, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Program Descriptions, Reentry Students, Weekend Programs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: College of New Rochelle NY; Eckerd College FL; Indiana University; Marylhurst College for Lifelong Learning OR; Norwich University VT; Purdue University IN; University of Wisconsin