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ERIC Number: ED190740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Interview Schedule for Studying Why Adults Learn.
Tough, Allen
Designed for use in a 1968 study of why adults learn, this interview schedule contains situation-description and question sheets for use by the interviewer and subject for examining thirteen reasons why adults begin and why they continue a learning project. (The study, "Why Adults Learn: A Study of the Major Reasons for Beginning and Continuing a Learning Project," is available as ED 025 688.) Introductory sheets instruct the subject (learner) to identify one thing he or she has spent several hours trying to learn within the past few months. Criteria are listed for its appropriateness (e.g., primary goal must not be completion of a course or requirement as part- or full-time study). Possible learning projects are suggested, e.g., speed reading, a sport or game, how to be a better parent, gardening, typing, driving a car. a research project. Interviewer sheets provide guidelines for helping the subject understand each factor (reason for learning) presented. Sheets for the subject focus on identifying which factors fit the learning project selected, and open-ended questions solicit specific related information. (JT)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Dept. of Adult Education.
Note: Some pages have light type and will not reproduce well. For a related document see ED 025 688.