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ERIC Number: EJ1047350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Youth in Transition: Are They Adult Learners?
Shaw, Lester H.; Conti, Gary J.; Shaw, Brenda S.
Journal of Adult Education, v42 n2 p34-54 2013
Since at-risk youth are in transition to adulthood, major adult learning concepts can be applied to them. The purpose of this study was to describe the learning strategies of youth in transition to adulthood in the urban life skills program of A Pocket Full of Hope®. Both qualitative and quantitative data collecting methods were used. Assessing the Learning Strategies of AdultS (ATLAS) was also used to gather quantitative data, and individual interviews and focus groups were used to collect qualitative data. Youth in transition to adulthood in A Pocket Full of Hope® were found to have learning characteristics that were adult-like. The conclusions and recommendations related to ways of empowering students by creating learner-centered environments that will allow them to develop their full potential.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
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