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Educational Programs
An analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of traditional versus non-traditional educational programs.
# 91659 | 1,390 words | 27 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 04, 2007 in Education (Higher) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory)

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This paper compares traditional versus non-traditional educational programs. It identifies barriers to completing the program which are not evident in one program as compared to the other, or those barriers which appear to be the same in each program. The paper also assesses students' perception regarding program participation and perceptions surrounding possible failures. The paper analyzes which group appears to be at highest risk of drop out and the demographics which appear to be specific to the separate groups. It then assesses what reasons drove the non-traditional students to pursue further education in this manner.

Table of Contents:
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the study
Review of Literature
Connections to Educational Leadership
Research Hypotheses or Research Questions
Design of the Study

From the Paper:

"It is my hypothesis that the non-traditional students are likely to find the elements of class attendance and financial aid easier to navigate than those of the traditional students. However, I feel that the lack of class dynamic will be a significant element in driving non-traditional students, especially those with nebulous feelings or motivation surrounding continuing education, to drop out of their programs."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Borg, W. R., & Gall, M. D. (1989). Educational research: An introduction (5th ed.). White Plains, NY: Longman.
  • Brookfield, S. D. (1986). Understanding and facilitating adult learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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