ERIC Number: EJ1154843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
From Politicized Adult Education to Market Oriented Adult Higher Education: How Adult Education Practice in One Region is Different from Another
Wang, Victor C. X.; Mott, Vivian W.
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v1 n1 Article 4 p49-71 2010
This study investigated the general instructional modes of adult educators in Southeast China and Northeast China. The study utilized Conti's (1983, 2004) Principles of Adult Learning Scale (PALS) to measure instructional modes of adult educators. Data were collected from 112 randomly selected participants engaged in teaching Chinese adult learners in Southeast China and Northeast China. The results of the study showed that adult educators in Southeast China were andragogical in their instruction while their counterparts in Northeast China were pedagogical although the difference (p>0.05) between the means of adult educators in Southeast China and Northeast China was not statistically significant.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Higher Education, Geographic Regions, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Teaching Methods, Politics of Education, Statistical Analysis, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Principles of Adult Learning Scale
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