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ERIC Number: ED183075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Problems in the Postsecondary Education of Adults.
Chickering, Arthur W.; And Others
Accessibility to postsecondary education for adults depends on solving problems of distance, scheduling, advising, and financial aid. Diverse motives and developmental differences in adults must be accommodated in order to provide accessibility. Educational quality also depends on standards that recognize wide-ranging differences among these students, and the approach to standards must both encourage learning and provide substantive evaluation. To do so required developing "standards banks" that define and illustrate: (1) criterion-referenced standards; (2) norm-referenced standards; and (3) learner-referenced standards. Major changes in the nature of work and in the roles and expectations of women have contributed to the growing need for adult postsecondary education. These trends will continue. Systems designed today must recognize current conditions and respond to future changes. A planning inventory is included that provides a checklist of questions for use in comparing existing alternatives and designing new ones. (Author/MSE)
Center for the Study of Higher Education, 406 Ball Education Building, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN 38152 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Latin American meeting on New Forms of Post-Secondary Education (Caracas, Venezuela, September 1976); figures may not reproduce well