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adult education higher international learning perspective - ERIC - ED290931 - International Perspectives on Adult Education. Information Series No. 321., 1987


This article will present a synthesis of current international policies, programs, and perspectives in adult higher education. As a background overview, key societal forces, local characterizing terminology, and select national descriptive statistics of adult student enrolments will be presented.Cited by: 18. All learners learn best when they are motivated; so do adults. Hence, the way to ensure success of students in higher education is first to know what motivates and sustains them in the learning process. Based on a study of 203 university students, this paper presents eight top most motivating factors for adult learners in higher education. These.

HIGHER EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE. HIGHER EDUCATION Michael Theall. INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE Joseph P. Farrell. HIGHER EDUCATION. Student learning in higher education is a function of both formal and informal experiences. Formal learning takes place as a result of a classroom or related activity structured by a teacher and/or others. This monograph is intended to illustrate the uses to which conclusions about societal influences can be put when making local planning decisions. The utility of an international perspective on the following seven decision areas is explored: planning, participation, campaigns, staffing, clientele, pluralism, and higher education.Author: Alan B. Knox.

Malcolm Shepherd Knowles (1913 - 1997) was a great leader in U.S. adult education in the twentieth century. This respectable adult educator devoted himself to the development of adult learning theory and adult education program planning both as an academician and a practitioner. The status of higher education for nontraditional, adult students in a variety of countries is examined, looking at national enrollment patterns and at related public policies and programs. Unique and valuable alternative instructional strategies are found, many based on adult learning theory. (MSE)Cited by: 18.