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ERIC Number: EJ860772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Redefining Tradition: Adult Learners and Higher Education
Ritt, Elizabeth
Adult Learning, v19 n1-2 p12-16 Win-Spr 2008
For many, achieving a college degree is a lifelong dream, characterized by opportunity, hope for a bright future, long-term career options, and an overall improved quality of life. Yet, access to American higher education continues to be limited by complex structures and systems such as financial barriers, expectation gaps in learning between high schools and colleges, and unclear student pathways among institutions of higher learning. In this article, the author focuses on the greater need for access for adults wishing to participate in higher education. The author presents challenges and barriers facing adult students in the academy, along with some practical solutions for adult educators to begin removing these barriers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A