ERIC Number: EJ876422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 7
Learning Havens for Stressed Adult Learners
Seay, Sandra E.
Adult Learning, v16 n1-2 p26-27 Win 2005-Spr 2005
Having stressful workdays is not the sole prerogative of adult students enrolled in educational leadership programs. According to a report released by the American Institute of Stress in 2002, 80% of adult workers felt stress in the workplace. From this it can be assumed that a certain amount of stress accompanies every adult who enters an evening classroom. Adult students engaged in graduate study through evening programs have made a conscious decision to succeed in their career goals. Faculty can help adult students succeed by purposefully using techniques that assist adults as they transition from a worker frame of mind into a learner frame of mind. This article presents techniques the author used that are applicable to classes in all academic disciplines. The thrust of the techniques is to recognize that occupational stress is one of the many factors that can impede adult learning.
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Evening Programs, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Instructional Leadership, Stress Variables, Teaching Methods, Educational Environment, Work Environment, Teacher Role, College Faculty, Crisis Management, Administrator Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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