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Continuing education: market driven or learner centered?

Series or Serial: Myths and Realities

Publisher: The Ohio State University

Published At: Columbus, OH

Date Published: 1996

Distributor: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Center on Education and Training for Employment, The Ohio State University

Source Address: 1900 Kenny Road

Source City/State/Zip: Columbus OH 43210

Phone: 800-848-4815

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Adult Education; Program Design; Educational Economics; Adult Learning; Learner Controlled Instruction

Abstract:
This publication looks at the controversy of whether continuing education programs should be market driven or learner centered. The focus is an examination of the issue of whether "market driven" is necessarily antithetical to the principles and philosophy of adult learning. References are given.

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