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ERIC Number: ED104309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 13
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Adult Residential Education: A Review of the Literature.
Flanagan, Dan
This paper focuses on one aspect of the attempt of higher education to meet learning needs of older students--adult residential programs. Adult residential education is a growing interest of American higher education. Since 1950 adult residential programs have increased in number from a handfull to more than one hundred. The response appears to be a transition between prejudice against older students and a future realization that part-time adult students are an important part of the mission of higher education. This review of the literature on adult residential programs has five elements: (1) a summary of some characteristics of adult learners who participate in residential education; (2) an identification of some of the major characteristics of adult residential programs; (3) a review of research on the effectiveness of such programs; (4) an analysis of the conclusions, methodology, and questions of research in adult residential education; and (5) a review of some of the operational models of adult residential education. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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