Adult Students Essays

  • Adult Students: Recruitment and Retention

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    Adult Students: Recruitment and Retention How to attract and retain adult students is an enduring question for providers of adult education. Adult students must juggle competing demands on their time from study, family, work, and other commitments; their learning goals are often different from those of educational institutions and providers; and their needs and aspirations may change during the education process, sometimes as a result of it. This Brief reviews recent research related to adult

  • Returning Adult Student

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    This essay is a reflection on identifying, discussing and applying useful resources available to me as a returning adult student to help me perform and succeed in an online academic environment. There are three key areas of impact: stress, time management and wellness and throughout the essay I will reference two great articles on adult learning, my decision to join the gym and my results from the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory.5 By looking at stress, time management and wellness along with having

  • Educating Rita by Willy Russell

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    Liverpool. When he was five his mum and dad moved to Knowsley, on an estate full of Liverpudlians who taught him how to talk properly. It is about two main characters Rita and Frank. Rita is a literature student at the Open University. This is a university that is used as a way of enabling adult students, like Rita. Frank is a tutor at the Open University but unlike the normal upper class tutors frank is a normal scruffy old man, this shocks Rita. Rita wanted to study and learn here, and so the

  • Adult Student Andragogy Essay

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    Adult learners in college have more difficulty succeeding in school because they haven’t been in school for a while, college is less difficult for someone who just graduated from high school. Much attention has been given to exploration of adult learners since the term andragogy was first used by Kapp in 1833 (Kimmel 73) and coined by Knowles in describing self-directed learning (Kimmel, 73). Most adults over the age of 25 enroll in a four year college so that they can get use to being back at school

  • Challenges Facing Adult College Students

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    As an adult student, it is not easy to manage the demands of work; spouse and children; and the need to set aside time to read, research, write, and complete specified assignments. The biggest complaint conveyed by adult students is that they simply don’t have enough time. The fact is time management is crucial so you don’t lose sight of your goals. Students’ time is a limited resource. Like other limited resources, time can be more or less effectively managed (Britton, 1991, p.405). It is hard

  • Child Development Ninth Edition Textbook By Laura E. Berk

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    humans confuse. Some people believe that they do not reach adulthood until they are completely independent, and others think it all depends on the age they mature. In this case study, I interviewed five college students to see how much knowledge they had on adulthood. Some of the students did relate to the “Child Development Ninth Edition” textbook by Laura E. Berk and others thought more about their experiences from childhood to now. The textbook by Berk states that adolescence start to develop

  • Lagging Alexandra Salas: Perfunctory Empathy

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    prepared to handle situations in which his challenging behaviors are most likely to occur. When we realize that the lagging skills contribute to challenging behaviors don’t always come naturally to all kids we have made a big breakthrough because most adults think that all children are created equal with the same social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. One very important thing to keep in mind is that challenging behavior occurs when life demands skills that a child lacks and when we see things

  • Juveniles Should Be Tried as Adults

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    "Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time." -- David Grusin and Morgan Ames Much controversy exists on the question of whether a juvenile criminal should be punished to the same extent as an adult. Those who commit capitol crimes, including adolescents, should be penalized according to the law. Age should not be a factor in the case of serious crimes. Many people claim that the child did not know any better, or that he was brought up with the conception that this behavior is acceptable. Although

  • The Problem with Today's Youth Language

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    some even becoming extinct out of malpractice or ignorance of the current existence. Sadly, definitions have even been altered due to being wrongly used in everyday speak, mainly misused by the youth of today. I will talk about how some or most young adults speak, how it can carry into adulthood, the cons of using the language, ways to encourage the use of proper and advanced language in speaking and in writing and more. The tone that many young people take on that is informal, and that is all right

  • Transition: The Role Of Friendships In Young Adulthood

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    after they graduate from high school. Individuals in young adulthood make the big transition from living with their parents to living on their own for the majority of their time. It usually takes a young adult a bit of time to adjust to being away at college or living on their own. Young adults experience role transitions, which are “the assumption of new responsibilities and duties,” (Kail & Cavanaugh, 2014, p. 265). Some role transitions include being able to vote, completing education, beginning

  • Transition To Adulthood Essay

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    adolescents were mostly in school full-time, the emerging adults were working full time or were working and in school, and young-to-midlife adults were working full-time. A proportion of the participants who were married or had children varied with age. The participants filled out a questionnaire that had 38 questions and the participants were asked to indicate whether you thought the following must be achieved before a person can be considered an adult by checking yes or no. There was also a question on

  • Under the Same Roof

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    value to people; the power to vote, starting college, and being known as an adult. But when do we really begin our adulthood; or is it that the number eighteen is just a state of mind? We are so set to thinking and believing a certain way that we don’t stop and think. Why is it that Adults are still living with their parents at the age eighteen and not moving out? Numbers have shown as the years go by the number of adult children living with their parents are because the support given, education

  • homeless in new york city winter

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    The coalition for the homeless has broken the homeless population into three      segments: single adults, adults with families and children. 1.     A whooping 43% of the homeless population is children. The children are by far the largest and fastest growing segment. 2.     Adults in families account for the second largest segment with 35 % of the homeless population. 3.     Topping it off single adults consist of 22% of the homeless population. B. These figures do not include all those people who

  • Personal Narrative Adult's Negative View of Teenagers

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    a significant difference of opinion about teenagers today that comes from teenagers themselves and the adult population. A good majority of the young people today view themselves as relatively responsible people. A lot of them are inquisitive and are eager to learn new things. Many are committed to a drug-free lifestyle, and there are a lot of students who achieve very high grades. Most adults' view on teen behavior is very different. Of course, there is a percentage of youth that is very immature

  • Holdens Fear of the Adult World

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    are usually trying to find there identities. Holden Caufield, a teen was a high school student at a boy's high school called Pency Prep, which he got kicked out from. He feels as though he had fought the world and lost, everyone is against him, just out there to see him fail. After getting kicked out he journeys out to New york city where he faces some of the toughest times in his life surrounded by “phony” adults that Holden would never want to become. Phoniness is a word commonly used by Holden

  • The Communist Manifesto in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger

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    Holden Caulfield’s encounters. Holden is portrayed as a high school student that is judgmental towards adults while kinder to the youth. Holden does not want to grow up and he thinks that if one is approaching adulthood, one will turn into a phony. Holden’s leniency towards younger people, such as his sister, is because of his dilemma of growing up or not, his distaste for adult phonies, and his own childhood. Holden’s dislike for adult phonies causes him to not want to enter adulthood. Holden fears

  • The Body And Pleasantville Comparison

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    There is not true definition on what it means to be an adult, there is an age sure where you are legally considered an adult at eighteen years old, but as seen in texts we read this year such as The Body, Pleasantville, and Room characters that are vastly under the age of 18 are forces or rise to the role of an adult. The idea of being and adult is also a question that has no definition. One can think it means when you start a family and have children or it can be when you have to get a job to provide

  • Journal Writing and Adult Learning

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    Journal Writing and Adult Learning The value of journal writing to a course with adult students cannot be overemphasized. (Sommer 1989, p. 115) Journals and diaries have a long history as a means of self-expression. Several themes prevalent in adult learning--coming to voice, developing the capacity for critical reflection, and making meaning--are reflected in the way journals can be used in adult education. Journals are useful learning tools in a variety of adult education settings. Dialog

  • William Saroyan's The Human Comedy

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    a few other adults. Everything children catch in their young eyes and ears teaches them another lesson. Adults can teach about how to care for the sick, hospitality, and good manners but they also may pass on racist views and preconceived ideas. They seem to focus on the death, war, and financial problems; all present in every day life of characters in William Saroyan's novel, The Human Comedy. These problems may completely engulf the mind, body, and soul of busy men and women. Adults should take

  • Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger: An Analysis

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    and applying the brain in school; though after failing out of 3 other schools before it is obvious Holden does not believe in changing his ways and applying himself. In current time many kids still fail out of school (Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone, found from, having no desire to go back and change their ways because they believe they are still kids and should not be held accountable for their mistakes. Modern time teenagers