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Adult Education: Context and Challenge for Distance Educators

American Journal of Distance Education Volume 4, Number 1,


Discussion of the field of adult education and its implications for practice and research in distance education focuses on general characteristics of adult learners. Highlights include individual change and development in adulthood; the impact of life experiences; the significance of the social context; and effective instructional practices for teaching adults. (37 references) (LRW)


Hayes, E. (1990). Adult Education: Context and Challenge for Distance Educators. American Journal of Distance Education, 4(1), 25-38. Retrieved September 18, 2019 from .

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