ERIC Number: EJ794239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education: From a Terminal Degree to Lifelong Learning
Donohue, Nicholas C.
New England Journal of Higher Education, v22 n4 p22-23 Win 2008
In the conversation about underserved populations in New England, higher education often revolves around "school-aged" students of color and students from low-income families. This is understandable; after all, these are the fastest growing populations in the region. In this article, the author says it is time to reinvent education. One place to start is with adult learners who have been left out of that conversation, underserved and overlooked by higher education. He suggests that the region's higher education institutions--two- and four-year, private and especially public--will need to increase their flexibility on credits, costs and when and where students are engaged in order to remove barriers from students who are working toward degrees while balancing work and raising families.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Low Income, Adult Basic Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Credits, Adult Students, Low Income Groups, Colleges, High School Equivalency Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998