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ERIC Number: EJ874288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8040
Supporting Adult Learners from outside Institutional Walls: The Experience so Far of the Downtown Centre
Sherry, Rhona; Moore, Patricia-Anne
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p84-96 2008
This article describes the experience of the Downtown Centre in establishing an accessible and recognisable centre in Limerick city, which represents regional higher education partners, and which provides services and programmes to support adult learners in progressing to higher education. The article reflects on the achievements of the Centre during its first year of operation and on the challenges and opportunities which have been highlighted for the future. It raises questions about how a diverse and dispersed adult learner population can, and should, best be supported and how far higher education should go in reaching out to this growing cohort of learners.
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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
Identifiers - Location: Ireland