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Adults as Learners


reviewed by Robert R. Lawrence — 1982

coverTitle: Adults as Learners
Author(s): Patricica K. Cross
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 1555424457, Pages: 332, Year: 1992
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A book that reviews the literature on adult education is necessarily dated at publication. Much of the specific information K. Patricia Cross presents in her new book Adults as Learners is already known by the adult educator through workshops and reading in the professional journals. Much of the content of this book has, therefore, already been disseminated and is common knowledge. Nevertheless, Cross’s book provides a useful service. It synthesizes a hodgepodge of information, clarifies it, and structures it. She has something to say to those of us who advise, teach, and counsel adult students in community colleges, and it is primarily from the community-college perspective that this review is written. However, Cross writes to all adult educators. She not only gives attention to the various studies, surveys, questionnaires, and data analyses, but she pulls them together and shows the conflicts and discrepancies in the results. Cross makes a significant contribution by... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 83 Number 4, 1982, p. 656-658
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 752, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 10:52:26 PM

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