ERIC Number: ED296124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Adult Learning and Development and the Adult Deaf Learner.
The availability of continuing education for deaf adults is critical for their success in today's society. The shift from an industrialized society to a post-industrial society and the growth in service industries are not favorable for deaf adults who have not traditionally been trained for technically oriented and high-growth service jobs. In addition to the dilemmas faced by deaf adults because of rapid technological and career changes, they are also confronted by the movement toward a participatory democracy that places greater demands on the citizens. In light of these issues, the idea of lifelong learning must be fostered for deaf adults to keep them abreast of the social, political, and economic changes. The theories and practices of education for hearing adults are quite applicable to the education of deaf adults. Experiential learning, self-directedness in learning, pedagogical and andragogical approaches, and the fostering of autonomy are equally important to the education of deaf adults. (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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