ERIC Number: ED105177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Some Models of Adult Learning and Adult Change. Studies on Permanent Education, No. 22/1974.
Huberman, A. M.
With emphasis on the developmental psychology unique to adults, the author presents a comprehensive document of research and progress pertaining to adult learning and change. Section 1 reviews age cycles of adulthood as well as changing career patterns for men and women. Also examined are changes with age in leisure and interest patterns, anxieties, interpersonal relations, sense of time, with special importance attached to recent research on biophysical maturation in adults. Of significance in intelligence testing is the vast range of ability at each age level. Adult losses maturational decline are compensated by experience, knowledge, and wisdom. Section 4 deals with research distinguishing continuing education participants from nonparticipants and points to strength of motivation as the key variable. Three constant factors of adult programs found across nations were that participants tend to be younger, more educated, and hold more professional jobs than the national mean. Other document sections pertain to institutional role, traditional practices, and evaluation methods of continuing education. Section 6 focuses on adult reaction to change and the tendency for an increasing level of determinism. Two programs of change described are training in achievement motivation by D. McClelland and the cultural literacy programs of P. Freire. (EA)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Attitude Change, Career Opportunities, Developmental Psychology, Educational Objectives, Evaluation, Lifelong Learning, Teaching Methods
Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France ($2.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Committee for Out-of-School Education and Cultural Development.