June 2011
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Mastery Learning in the Adult Classroom

If you have not heard of mastery learning, you are not alone. Although its concepts have been around for 40 years, in practice, it is largely a phenomenon of K-12 education, where it has been applied with success. It is, however, largely unknown in the adult-learning arena (or, if it has been accepted, it's a well-kept secret). Mastery learning came to my attention when my daughter was accepted to the Phoenix Middle School in Worthington, Ohio, where a dedicated effort to end a reliance on g

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