When Darkenwald and Knox (1984) drew upon Knowles' s work to ask the question, "Are young adults a neglected species?" (p. 100)-and subsequently answered in the affirmative-we believe they were on to something. However, for 30 years young adults received little attention in the adult education literature. In this volume, we have aspired to reorient adult educators to young adults and update the discussion among adult educators regarding younger learners and their educational needs as they transition to adulth…
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