ERIC Number: ED171887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Adult Learner. Current Issues in Higher Education.
Cross, K. Patricia; And Others
In this group of presentations from the 1978 National Conference on Higher Education, three researchers examine the need for the educational community to become more creatively responsive to the learning needs of adults. K. Patricia Cross delineates the difference between "adult education" and "adult learning". She discusses findings on adult learning behavior patterns and suggests ways that educators can help adults become more self-directed lifelong learners. In "Major Learning Efforts," Allen Tough describes the pervasiveness of individual learning efforts that are undertaken without the assistance of an instructor. He outlines research and practices that would enable educators to assist a society of individual learners in choosing and guiding its learning efforts. In "Life Stages and Learning Interests," Rita Weathersby combines psychological and social society of research findings with case studies of students, illustrating why the educational community should made its resources adaptable and available to persons at all stages of life. (CT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Educational Resources, Independent Study, Individualized Programs, Lifelong Learning, Nonformal Education, Speeches
Publications Department, American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 780, Washington, D.C. 20036. ($2.00 plus $1.00 handling charge; $12.50 for an entire series of eleven papers)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at the American Association for Higher Education National Conference (1978); For related documents see CE 018 107-110