ERIC Number: EJ917804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 14
Organizing the Faculty around the Students: Walden University
Peinovich, Paula E.; Hodgkinson, Harold L.
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n129 p75-84 Spr 2011
Emerging from the 1960s and a focus on transformative learning, Walden University is a pioneering program for adult learners. The authors outline how Walden's doctoral program engaged mid-career professionals in student-designed inquiry and applied scholarship. They first discuss the founding of Walden University. Then they describe how the university developed a doctoral curriculum around its mission and goals. Finally, they discuss postmodern challenges of the Walden doctoral curriculum.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Education, Doctoral Programs, Adult Learning, Educational History, Educational Development, Curriculum Development, Institutional Mission, Course Descriptions, Barriers, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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