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ERIC Number: ED348911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
The Adult Learner in Higher Education. A Resource and Planning Guide.
California State Univ. and Colleges, Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.
This planning guide and collection of resources is designed to help higher education faculty become more aware of current research and thinking on adult learning and to participate actively in institutional changes that make campuses, particularly in the California State University system, better able to meet the needs of adult students. Each of 11 modules in three parts focuses on a particular facet of the adult learner, and provides practical suggestions for addressing adult learner needs. Following an overview section which describes andragogy, the theory and practice of teaching adults, part I, "Adult Learners and Their Needs," contains the following sections: module 1: "The Adult Learner: Research and Implications"; module 2: "Developmental Needs of the Adult Learner"; module 3: "Educational Needs of the Adult Learner." Part II, "Institutional Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Adult Learners" includes modules 4 through 7, namely: "Providing Support Services for the Adult Learner"; "Facilitating Progression through Recognition of Prior Learning"; "Designing Curricula for the Adult Learner"; and "Instructional Delivery Options for the Adult Learner." Part III addresses individual strategies and includes module 8: "Providing Opportunities for Self-Directed Learning"; module 9: "The Importance of Experiential Learning"; module 10: "Effective Strategies for Teaching Adults"; and module 11: "Resources." An index is included as is a bibliography of about 120 items. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Ancillary School Services, Curriculum Design, Delivery Systems, Educational Research, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Independent Study, Prior Learning, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods
CSU Academic Publications Program, 400 Golden Shore, Suite 132, Long Beach, CA 90802 ($42.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ. and Colleges, Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California State University; California State University Inst for Teach Learn; College Teaching and Learning Collection
Note: This document is part of a collection produced under the auspices of the California State University Institute for Teaching and Learning. The CSU/ITL, created in 1988, facilitates a 20-campus systemwide network of faculty affiliates in response to the demand for improved teaching and learning in the college classroom. For related documents, see HE 025 729-731.