ERIC Number: ED259211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Adult Development: Implications for Adult Education. Overview. ERIC Digest No. 41.
Various researchers, including Carl Jung, Charlotte Buhler, Erik Erikson, and Robert Havighurst, have formulated sequential models of adult development. More recent investigators, such as Daniel Levinson, Roger Gould, and Gail Sheehy have formulated age-related sequential models of adult development that view the various stages of adulthood in terms of different strategies toward perceiving and coping with reality. In addition, several theorists have postulated models of adult development with a special focus (for example, Jane Loevinger's concentration on stages of ego development, William Perry's scheme of intellectual development, Lawrence Kohlberg's notion of the interconnection between levels of moral and intellectual development, and James Fowler's theory of faith development). Many of the findings of such research and examination of human development have important implications for adult educational programming. Many aspects of these models, particularly Knowles' theory of andragogy, can be applied by practitioners involved in developing and administering adult education programs or in teaching or counseling adult students. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adults, Andragogy, Behavior Theories, Comparative Analysis, Counseling Techniques, Developmental Stages, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Educational Theories, Literature Reviews, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Psychological Studies, Research Utilization, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.