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ERIC Number: EJ890522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
What Do Adult Learners Experience in a Teacher Certification Program?
Walsh, Foster; Abi-Nader, Jeannette; Poutiatine, Michael I.
Journal of Adult Education, v34 n1 p6-21 Spr 2005
The field of teacher education has seen a significant rise in the number of non-traditional students entering teacher preparation programs. Research shows these learners come to teaching with varying attitudes, motivations, and dispositions. This qualitative study examined a population of adult, non-traditional learners who have chosen a 22-month Master in Initial Teaching (MIT) program. The findings suggest non-traditional MIT students differ from traditional students regarding motivation and learning readiness, expectations of self and university personnel, demands for practical information, time demands, and placement expectations. The implications section makes eight recommendations for teacher education programs who work with adult non-traditional students.
Mountain Plains Adult Education Association. c/o Adult Learning Center, 815 Front Street, Helena, MT 59602. Tel: 406-324-2118; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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