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ERIC Number: EJ1016497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Adjusting the Fulcrum: How Prior Learning Is Recognized and Regarded in University Adult Education Contexts
Kawalilak, Colleen; Wihak, Wihak
College Quarterly, v16 n1 Win 2013
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) offers adults formal recognition for learning obtained through non-formal and informal means. The practice reflects both equity and economic development concerns (Keeton, 2000). In the field of Adult Education as a formal study, however, tensions exist between honouring the learner and honouring the curriculum. To resolve this tension, we have used "dialogue" (Bohm, 1996) to explore the experiences of the first author, a former PLAR candidate and now a professor of Adult Education involved in using PLAR to admit students to a graduate program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; South Africa
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