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ERIC Number: ED108120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The New Learners: Focus for the Future.
Kerstiens, Gene
There are increasing numbers of nontraditional students with atypical learning problems, life styles, and ambitions appearing in the academic establishment, and the number is likely to grow during the next five years. Studies consistently confirm the success of treating the nontraditional student and thereby bringing about desired and desirable behavioral changes in individuals who were once thought to be unreasonably difficult, uneducable, incompetent, and even hopeless. The handicapped can be helped to lead rewarding and productive lives, the elderly can acquire new skills and find valuable outlets for these skills, and the mentally retarded may, in fact, according to recent research, be able to learn to read. In order to meet the needs of the new students, the following changes are likely to occur in education: concepts of instructional time and timing will change to accommodate more mini-courses, modular instruction, and short courses; the concept of learning space and facilities will change, especially to serve many students pursuing an external degree in off-campus situations; and management of human resources will become more adequate. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (8th, Anaheim, California, March 20-22, 1975)