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Taylor, Kathleen; Marienau, Catherine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1995
Three strands of practice and theory--adult learning, women's development, and feminist pedagogy--contribute to development of a learning environment attuned to women's needs. Instead of concentrating on information storage/retrieval, alternative education should focus on requiring fourth-level consciousness: ability to choose how, whether, and…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Learning, Consciousness Raising, Educational Environment
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Gajdusek, Linda; Gillotte, Helen – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1995
Development of women outside the mainstream is affected by their social roles and cultural reality. Strategies to aid their development include examining counterproductive assumptions; creating a secure environment; modeling intellectual or linguistic behavior; teaching critical thinking; and being sensitive to the challenges of group work in a…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Ethnic Groups
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Fiddler, Morris; Marienau, Catherine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1995
Learning-centered teaching links learning and development by creating a climate of exchange; using assessment to increase awareness of learning needs; promoting learning to learn; holding learners accountable; using multiple strategies for different learning styles; and involving learners in realistic and challenging goals. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Cognitive Style, Educational Environment, Educational Strategies
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Sgroi, Angela; Cavaliere, Lorraine A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1992
A comparison of learning in multiple contexts and an analysis of the interactive process between the learner and these environments reveal behavioral patterns that lead to personal development and social change. These processes and patterns provide insight into motivational factors of adult learning and suggest practical implications for adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Educational Environment, Individual Development