ERIC Number: ED206236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
The Characteristics and Needs of Non-Traditional Students: An Annotated Bibliography of Data Based Literature (1950-1980).
Nuver, Millicent E.
A compilation of data-based literature from 1950 through 1980 on the characteristics and needs of non-traditional students is presented. Non-traditional students are defined as those older than 18-22 years of age/or individuals who, because of special characteristics and needs, have rarely in the past pursued degrees in higher education. The first part of the bibliography covers "Research Identifying Non-Traditional Students" and offers information on student characteristics and needs. Part II, "Research on Specific Types of Non-Traditional Students," focuses on the following types: graduate, special studies, older adults, women, handicapped, adults (general), and foreign students (English as a second language). Part III, "Research on Issues Related to Non-Traditional Students," covers the areas of outcomes, counseling, academic/curriculum, and access. It is suggested that colleges and universities will become more interested in the non-traditional student as traditional enrollments continue to decline. Annotations selected for this bibliography were selected from studies that used the most valid samplings for their data and presented information and/or conclusions having significant implications for collegiate educators concerned with non-traditional learners. (LC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cleveland State Univ., OH.
Authoring Institution: N/A