Post-traditional Students

post-traditional student, traditional student, higher education, non-traditional studentsWhile it is true that higher education institutions are facing a surge in their number of non-traditional students, a large proportion of these nontraditional students are post-traditional students (Soares, 2013). Post-traditional students are described as non-traditional students who are working, and/or in need of more credentials to stay competitive (Soares, 2013). They represent a large market whose needs for education are driven by their employers’ desires for certificates that prove advanced knowledge, and time-related evidence of knowledge application in the form of real-world problem-solving experiences (Carnevale, 2010; Casner-Lotto, 2010; Soares, 2013).

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