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Adult Abilities

A Study of University Extension Students

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Herbert Sorenson

Adult Abilities

The results of this study should supply a great stimulus to the whole adult education movement.

Richard R. Price, Director of Extension at the University of Minnesota

Adult Abilities

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Adult Abilities: A Study of University Extension Students was first published in 1950. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Adults learn much better than is commonly believed; this is the conclusion reached by Dr. Herbert Sorenson in a nation-wide study of many thousands of adult students in university extension classes. Dr. Sorenson conducted a personal investigation in the state universities of Virginia, California, Kentucky, Colorado, Utah, Indiana, and Minnesota, as well as numerous other schools throughout the country that offer courses for adults. His findings, incorporated in this volume, contribute a substantial body of new data on a subject about which too little has been known heretofore.

Adult Abilities

Herbert Sorenson was associate professor of education at the University of Minnesota and president of the State Teachers College in Duluth, Minnesota.

Adult Abilities

The results of this study should supply a great stimulus to the whole adult education movement.

Richard R. Price, Director of Extension at the University of Minnesota