ERIC Number: ED307391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Perspectives: On Adult Education. Number 1. Autumn 1988. A Supplement to Aurora. Number 1.
Perspectives: On Adult Education, n1 Aut 1988
This issue contains interviews with adult educators on contemporary topics in the field. "Beyond the Adult Learner's Dependency" (Shannon Whelan) is an interview with Malcolm S. Knowles, who introduced the term andragogy, the notion that teaching adults is fundamentally different from teaching children. "Self-Directed Learning: The Role of the Educational Institution" (Jane Brindley) is an interview with Allen Tough focusing on the motivation that all human beings feel to learn and the effectiveness of learning projects. "Major Trends in Adult Education" (Maxim Jean-Louis) is an interview with K. Patricia Cross. It touches upon the "linear life plan," networking, dangerous developments in adult education, adult education for women, and theories driving the research in adult education today. "Learning and Education: A Crucial Difference" (Virginia Nilsson) is an interview with Roger Boshier. Topics include distinctions between learning and education, the difference between growth and deficiency motivation, recurrent education in Europe, implementing adult education principles in curriculum-oriented settings, and credit for life experience. A bibliography cites works by the four interviewees. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Andragogy, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Females, Independent Study, Interviews, Lifelong Learning, Motivation, Womens Education
Student Services, Athabasca University, Box 10,000, Athabasca, Alberta TOG 2R0, Canada ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Athabasca Univ., Edmonton (Alberta).