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ERIC Number: ED033419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 18
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Educational Counseling for Adults.
Fisher, Joseph A.
Educational counseling applied to adults as a distinct group is becoming increasingly more important because education is fast becoming a way of life in our society. People are more and more desiring to further their education; out of their motives for education comes the emotional significance. There is an interesting relationship between personality problems and educational problems. The learning styles of individuals seems to be seriously affected by their personality. Types of educational counseling problems include: (1) the timid learner, (2) the fickle learner, and (3) the sporadic learner. Each of these types do not know how to learn and thus eventually fail at their educational task. The most common educational counseling problems encountered with adults are: (1) lack of self confidence in one's ability to learn, (2) unrealistic expectations of progress, (3) conflicting values and attitudes, (4) theoretical or irrelevant learning tasks, (5) seeking help too late or in the wrong places, and (6) lack of efficient reading and study habits. Persistence in pursuing educational goals can, however, by itself and with counseling, help adults to reach their ultimate goal. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA.