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ERIC Number: EJ902280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Intergenerational Learning: How Community Colleges Are Meeting the Needs of Students Young and Old
Murray, Corey
Community College Journal, v78 n1 p16-17 Aug-Sep 2007
As a growing number of high school age students turn to community college campuses for a jumpstart on their collegiate lives, aging baby boomers are heading back to school for training--or perhaps even second or third careers. The composition of the American student body is changing: At one end is youth and unbridled enthusiasm and, at the other, age and experience. Charged with the difficult task of researching and launching new curricula tailored to the needs and wants of baby boomer students, many community college administrators have spent countless hours researching--and wrestling with--the so-called "generation gap." Confronted with a widening generational gap, community college administrators consider strategies for meeting the needs of students young and old. Many community colleges have attempted to address the generational gap by creating programs for older and younger learners. Shaking up existing curricula isn't the only means community colleges have of connecting with nontraditional students; in many cases, forward-thinking institutions are launching whole programs sculpted to the needs of different generations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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