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The study attempts to demonstrate movement in adult learning from particularization to symbolization to internalization (value choice) through use of a Counseling-Learning Model.
Adult resistance to learning is dealt with through application of counseling awarenesses to the learning situation. If the adult learner can be freed from threat to self-identity in the learning situation he can learn with much the same ease with which the child learns.
This hypothesis was tested at two five-day Counseling-Learning Institutes, one in the United States and one in Canada. Subjects represented primarily the helping professions.
Significance of the study lies in the fact that in a relatively short time (five days) significant change can be achieved in adult values.
Further research is needed to determine the permanency of value change thus acquired.