Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Non-formal education; College credits -- Outside work;
The number of adults entering and reentering higher education is rapidly increasing. Researchers have attempted to determine why adults return to higher education. Morstain and Smart (1977) noted five reasons: social learning, learning for the fun of learning, learning for stimulation or relaxation, career change and life transition. As these adult learners enter academe, they bring with them a wealth of knowledge and life experiences that will have little credibility in a system which only recognizes credit hours earned as the result of time spent in a classroom. This is a major obstacle for adults wishing to enter higher education.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Thomas W. Hansmeier
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©1991 Laura D. Browne
Browne, Laura D., "Extrainstitutional learning challenge in higher education" (1991). Graduate Research Papers. 2172.