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ERIC Number: ED188715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Adult Part-Time Learners in the Eighties.
Eliason, N. Carol
Numerous issues and questions related to the adult, part-time student are addressed in this research review, especially as they pertain to the community college. The paper begins by comparing the demographic characteristics of adult learners and non-learners and then points to several sub-populations which might be better served by the community college, for example, women, the aging, minorities, and blue collar workers. The next sections of the paper consider the educational needs and characteristics of adult learners and present ideas for recruiting and serving these individuals. Subsequent sections provide insight into the issues of: (1) the value of organizational structures, such as internal services, consortia, educational brokerage, and cooperative agreements; (2) the institutional changes needed to meet the needs of adult populations; (3) methods of delivery of services; (4) restructuring financial aid; (5) funding options and budgeting priorities; and (6) the benefits of continuing education for the adult learner. A 103-item bibliography is included. (AYC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.