ERIC Number: EJ401888
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Developmental Aspects of Adult Education: A Comparison of Traditional and Nontraditional Self-Directed Learning Programs.
Billington, Dorothy D.
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v38 n1 p31-38 Win 1990
Men and women (N=60) who had begun doctoral studies between ages of 37 and 48, half in traditional and half in self-directed learning (SDL) programs, completed 2 questionnaires. Significant ego development was found in the nonauthoritarian SDL environments, which were challenging and nurturing and fostered content mastery, skill acquisition, and personal development. Pacing also stimulated personal and intellectual growth. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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