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ERIC Number: EJ797643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Identifying and Addressing the Needs of Adult Students in Higher Education
Milheim, Karen L.
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v45 n1 p119-128 Apr 2005
As the number of adult students enrolled within higher education programs increases, educational institutions must respond by addressing their needs on a continual basis. Adult learners possess a wide variety of characteristics which are not common to a traditional student, including personal life barriers, financial responsibilities and different learning styles. This article identifies some of these characteristics, and discusses ways for administrators and educators within higher education to address them in order to cultivate a positive learning experience for the adult student.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A