Adult Education in Community Colleges Research Paper by Neatwriter

Adult Education in Community Colleges
This paper is a literature review of the effects of adult attachment on adult education in community colleges.
# 59900 | 9,765 words | 45 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 06, 2005 in Education (Education Psychology) , Education (Adult Education) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper explains that there is more involved in the educational process than class and book work, particularly as it applies to adult learners; therefore, educators today are becoming increasingly concerned with concomitant learning, such the student's relationship with their teachers and fellow students and friendships. The author reviews many theories of development and need, such as the work of Maslow, Freud, Piaget, Tisdell, and Erikson. The paper discusses, in detail, adult education and concludes that, since most adult learning is voluntary, adults have the choice to drop out of programs that do not meet their specific requirements, including efficient and affable learning environments.

Table of Contents
Review of the Relevant Literature
Background and Overview
Human Development and Learning
Figure 1 Abraham Maslow's Theory of Hierarchy of Needs
Adult Attachment
Current Trends and Research into Adult Attachment
The Peer/Romantic Partner Tradition
Adult Attachment's Impact on Learning in Community Colleges

From the Paper:

"Perhaps the central accomplishment in personality development is the establishment of specific and enduring emotional bonds, or attachments, with other people." The individual an infant becomes emotionally attached to is known as the target of attachment; such targets of attachment are generally those people who have shown a predilection to respond most consistently, predictably, and appropriately to the infant's signals; this person is generally the mother, but the father and others eventually play an important role in this regard as well. In the last few years, there has been no single area of research in personality and social psychology that has attracted more interest than the application of attachment theory to the study of adult relationships."

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