Graduate Research Papers

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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Non-formal education; College credits -- Outside work;

Abstract

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

1991

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

First Advisor

Thomas W. Hansmeier

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Date Original

1991

Object Description

1 PDF file (28 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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