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ERIC Number: EJ1142552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Adult Students in Mixed-Age Postsecondary Classrooms: Implications for Instructional Approaches
Panacci, Adam G.
College Quarterly, v20 n2 2017
This article will explore instructional approaches that enhance the classroom learning experience of adult students in light of recurring patterns of differences in classroom instructional needs and expectations of effective instructional approaches between adult students and traditional students in research of mixed-age undergraduate and non-degree (e.g., certificate and diploma) courses in varied postsecondary institutional types, contexts, and fields of study. It will focus on patterns of instructional needs and expectations that are more likely emphasized by adult students with major work responsibilities and experiences who are participating in higher education primarily for career-related reasons than by traditional students who enroll immediately after high school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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