A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Transitions in Perceptions of External Students
Distance Education Volume 9, Number 1,
Outlines a conceptual framework for investigating distance education students' attitudes toward education and describes the results of a study. Concepts discussed are socialization, including influences of the educational institution, work, family, and friends; professionalization; feelings of power and control over work and career; and reasons for beginning and continuing studies. (19 references) (LRW)
Herrmann, A. (1988). A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Transitions in Perceptions of External Students. Distance Education, 9(1), 5-26.