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Wilson, Kristen; Smith, Natesha – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Since the military became an all-voluntary force (AVF), men and women have chosen to serve as a career, viewing it as a way to accomplish their life goals. Whether these goals include advancing in rank or transitioning into civilian life, service members find themselves needing additional training and/or education while serving. Although the…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Career Choice, Armed Forces, Tuition
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Rossiter, Marsha – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2007
The possible selves construct is presented as a useful and largely untapped perspective on adult learning. Special attention is given to the role of educational helping relationships in fostering positive possible selves among adult learners.
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Self Efficacy, Self Concept
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Fletcher, Sarah – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2007
This chapter explores how incorporating the possible selves construct within a supportive and challenging mentoring relationship can assist in personal and professional growth. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Mentors, Professional Development
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Eisen, Mary-Jane – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2005
The rapid growth in the number of older adult learners presents new challenges and opportunities for adult educators. These include facilitating the development of individuals as they make the transition to their later years and of American society as it struggles to reenvision aging.
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Midlife Transitions