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ERIC Number: ED291952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Baggage Barriers. Techniques.
Even, Mary Jane
Lifelong Learning, v11 n4 p29-30 Jan 1988
When adult learners come to the learning program, they bring the individual "baggage" that they carry around--such as home problems, time constraints, employment problems, and positive or negative feelings about self. The baggage of an adult's life contains all that adults are, have been, and hope to be, as well as all that life means to them. Seven components that make up the nature of adults include: (1) age, experience, and self-concepts; (2) physical nature and aging developments; (3) philosophy and values; (4) emotions and memories; (5) motivation, attitudes, and interests; (6) culture, history, and preferences; and (7) intellectual abilities and perceptions. (Teacher hints and techniques to overcome problems that may arise because of baggage barriers are offered for each of these components.) (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A