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ERIC Number: EJ1047345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
An Examination of the Self-Directed Learning Practices of ESL Adult Language Learners
Grover, Kendra S.; Miller, Michael T.; Swearingen, Brent; Wood, Nancy
Journal of Adult Education, v43 n2 p12-19 2014
Self-directed learning is one of the preeminent theories in the field of adult education. This study explored how English as a Second Language learners directed their own learning outside of the formal classroom through the use of practices that potentially advance their English language proficiency. Results from a survey of over 400 ESL students revealed that practices and resources identified by researchers are being used on a limited or infrequent basis. Implications for adult educators and their role in developing self-directedness in their ESL students are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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