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ERIC Number: EJ1065431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Adult Participation in Self-Directed Learning Programs
Abdullah, Muhammad Madi Bin; Koren, Sebastian Francis; Muniapan, Balakrishnan; Parasuraman, Balakrishnan; Rathakrishnan, Balan
International Education Studies, v1 n3 p66-72 Aug 2008
This paper attempts to explain the various concepts related to self-directed learning and also the various theories and models regarding adult participation and also non-participation in self-directed learning programs. Because of the extensive amount of previous literature and research findings dealing with self-directed learning, it is necessary to synthesize the relevant literature so that it can be useful as a basis for this and also for further research in this field. Conceptualization of self-directed learning will be reviewed in the wider and broader perspective. Also reviewed will be the development of self-directed learning, the definitions and characteristics of self-directed learning. Different conceptualization and factors contributing to adult participation in self-directed learning will be touched. In order to design an instrument and to develop a conceptual model, which adequately reflects those factors that have been reasonably determined to be relevant, it is felt that there was a need to identify those variables or factors, reported in earlier studies, which have been found to be significantly associated with adult participation in self-directed learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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