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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Scope Note: 
The art and science of the facilitation of adult learning, distinguished from child-oriented "pedagogy" in terms of learner self-direction, application of knowledge and experience, learning readiness, orientation to the present, and problem-centeredness
Category: Educational Process: Classroom Perspectives
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Related Terms
Adult Education
Adult Learning
Adult Students
Age Differences
Educational Theories
Learning Strategies
Transformative Learning
Added to ERIC: 3/28/1984