An examination of the obstacles that impact adult students' performance in workforce development medical assistant training programs: A case study
EdD (Doctor of Education)
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Kerrigan, Monica Reid
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Medical assistants--Training of; Adult students
Community College Leadership | Higher Education | Vocational Education
Competency-based medical assisting training programs are rigorous, fast-paced, and demanding of students' time. This single-case study examined the needs, barriers, and challenges that impact adult students enrolled in the workforce development medical assisting training program at Warren County Community College, from the perspective of the students, faculty, and workforce development specialists interviewed. The intention was to generate knowledge, learn, and understand the extent to which participants perceived how these obstacles impact students' performance. Results of this study suggest that a stronger focus of the assumptions of the adult learner and the development of strategies aimed at minimizing the impact of these obstacles through programmatic curricular change should be further explored, with the expectation that these changes may help improve student performance and outcomes.
Van Deursen, Marianne, "An examination of the obstacles that impact adult students' performance in workforce development medical assistant training programs: A case study" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2542.
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