Pintrich eds. In positions 6 through 9, the primary focus of the journey shifts to what Perry calls ethical concerns in the classical Greek sense: issues of identity and commitments in a relativistic world. Following the conventions of some of the most significant refinements in the ongoing evolution of the model Knefelkamp, ; Knefelkamp and Slepitza, ; Moore, the sequence of nine positions of the scheme can be grouped into four major categories: Dualism, Multiplicity, Contextual Relativism, and Commitment within Relativism.
The recent dramatic increases in life expectancy, rapid changes in technology and sociocultural patterns, a better understanding of the concept of development, and other factors have given adult development an increasingly important place in the investigations of both psychologists and educational researchers Merriam Merriam mentions four individuals--Carl Jung, Charlotte Buhler, Erik Erikson, and Robert Havighurst--as major figures in the early investigation of adult development and outlines the principal points of the theories underlying their models:. Jung views youth as a period of expanding consciousness, middle age as a period of questioning long-held convictions, and old age as a period of increased introspection and preoccupation with self-evaluation.
William G. Perry, Jr. He was a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and founder and longtime director of the Bureau of Study Counsel.
Back in the Center for Educational Resourceslooking for more on Perry, I uncovered a trove of information, distilled for you in this post. William G. Perry, Jr.
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Journal of Adult Development. Researchers and educational writers provide many views on what characteristics and skills the college graduate should possess P. Gardner,
Magazine article Liberal Education. This fundamental belief is not a sentimental matter: it is a very demanding matter of realistically conceiving the student where he or she is, and at the same time never losing sight of where he or she can be. The first significant contribution was Perry's use of the concept of positions.
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