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Adult Students in Higher Education: Burden or Boon?

Richardson, John T. E. and King, Estelle (1998). Adult Students in Higher Education: Burden or Boon? Journal of Higher Education, 69(1) pp. 65–88.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.2307/2649182
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Abstract

This article disputes the common stereotype that adult students are less effective and less successful as students simply because they are adults. There is no evidence that they lack the skills for effective study, experience learning difficulties because of age-related impairment in their intellectual capabilities, or perform academically less well than younger students.

Item Type: Journal Item
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 49896
Depositing User: John T. E. Richardson
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 14:36
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49896
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