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ERIC Number: EJ887075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Blurring the Lines between High School and College: Early Colleges and the Effect on Adult Learners
Williams, Mitchell R.; Southers, Tracy
Adult Learning, v21 n1-2 p26-30 Win-Spr 2010
Adult learners are an important and historically notable constituency for community colleges, and the education of adults is an important part of the community college mission. Therefore, community college leaders would want to be aware of any changes in the adult learning environment created by Early College students on their campus. As with any new program, there may be unintended consequences which result from Early College efforts. The current study investigated whether the presence of Early College students (aged 14-18) had any unplanned effects on the learning experiences of adult students at the community college. In particular, it examined the perceptions of community college chief academic officers in North Carolina regarding the effect Early College Programs have on adult students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina