Thinking of Going Back?


58 pages
Contains Illustrations
ISBN 0-7713-0208-8




Reviewed by George G. Ambury

George G. Ambury is an associate professor of adult education at
Queen’s University.


This little manual is intended for use as a guide and workbook for adults who are returning to a school, college, or university after being out of the educational system for a time. Well grounded in adult learning theory, it attempts to portray a realistic picture of the trials and tribulations that ensue as the mature student, with her adult responsibilities, adds to her life the insecurities and stress of becoming a student again. While it will be helpful to some people, it may prove frightening to re-entry persons to see the range of problems and to realize that resources for their solutions (such as adult counselling, p.23) may not be readily available.


Sparling, Cathy Wilcox, “Thinking of Going Back?,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 25, 2024,