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: https://doi.org/10.2307/2649182

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.

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