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Fritz, Janie M. Harden; Cini, Marie A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1999
As higher education seeks to meet the needs of a growing population of adult students, tensions are emerging from the gap that exists between the needs of these students and professors' academic preparation. This article discusses how classroom structure, assignments, and policies in classes for adult learners can be configured to manage these…
Descriptors: College Environment, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Student Attitudes
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Boyatzis, Chris J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1994
This article argues for the inclusion of narrative literature in college social science courses, since such literature can enhance students' understanding of scientific content by elucidating theoretical and empirical concepts with concrete examples. Evidence of the effectiveness of autobiographical literature is presented, and suggestions for…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, College Instruction