ERIC Number: ED198456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Educational Psychology and Grown-ups.
Charles, Don C.
Educational psychologists have not been attending or responding to some changes occurring in American education, specifically, the increased number of adults who have become learners. Both developmental and learning research developed because of early school needs in addition to general experimental foci; adolescents and youth have long been the focus of the "helping" psychologists, and measurement has served as the research tool. The focus of research should not be placed on the most neglected age group (30-50) and on the phenomena most directly related to learning and instruction in this group. A review of the significant body of data from three decades of gerontological research suggests a need for future study in the areas of life-span psychology, adult education, and industrial training. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).