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ERIC Number: ED403608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Meeting the Needs of Returning Adult Students in Forensics.
Millsap, Susan P.
As the baby boomer generation moves into its late 30's and early 40's, the number of students returning to college older than 35 has increased, and is, in fact, one of the fastest growing student populations in higher education. Most adult students return to school for job-related reasons. Adult students participating in forensic programs do so for a variety of reasons, among those are requirements for teaching communication, improving their speaking skills, or the enjoyment of performing and competing. Coaches in forensics say that adult students have a positive influence on teams, partly because of their maturity and responsibility. Challenges to returning adult students include time constraints for attendance at practice sessions and meets, the chosen topics, programs not meeting their needs, and restrictions of some forensics organizations making competition prohibitive. Forensics programs should evolve to become available to all students. (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A