New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2005, issue 108, P61-68 2005 DOI: 10.1002/ace.198 View full text
Christina Baroody Butler

Abstract: Today' s cultural climate, defined by rapid change, heterogeneous lifestyles, and an extended life span, is giving rise to new behavioral patterns that challenge higher education practitioners in numerous ways. Researchers who have focused on eighteen-to twenty-two-year-old students have called into question the traditional outcomes of an undergraduate education while acknowledging the need to reevaluate time-honored methods of determining the impact of college on increasingly diverse student populations (Pas…

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