ERIC Number: ED159473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Participation in Adult Education. Final Report, 1975, Based on the Adult Education Supplement to the May 1975 Current Population Survey Bureau of the Census.
Boaz, Ruth L.
This third report of adult education statistics is part of a triennial series begun in 1969 and continued in 1972. (New inclusions in the 1975 report are demographic characteristics of full-time high school or college students participating in adult education and non-student participants' opinions regarding course helpfulness.) After a brief introduction in section 1, there is an overview in section 2 of adult education participation: summary and trends, 1969-1975. Categories which are reviewed are demographic characteristics (participation rate and participant's age, sex, education, and income) and course characteristics (number of courses, description, reason for taking, payment source, courses dropped, credit earned/expected, and evaluation). Section 3 explains the organizational format of the summary tables 1-8 (1969-1975) and presents the basic tables, 9-33 (1975), which make up the bulk of the document. The summary tables provide population and course characteristics for adult education participants and nonparticipants. The basic tables present data on the demographic characteristics of participants and nonparticipants in adult education and participant and course counts by participant and course characteristics. Three appendixes related to the 1975 survey are included: (1) a course subjects list, (2) review of survey methods, and (3) computer tape availability. (For the 1969 report see ED 107 857; for the 1972 report see ED 136 003.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Dropouts, Adult Education, Adults, Age, Census Figures, College Students, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Credits, Demography, Fees, Females, Financial Support, High School Students, Income, Individual Characteristics, Males, National Surveys, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Program Administration, Race, Sex (Characteristics), Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Identifiers: United States
Note: Two appended questionnaires will not reproduce well because of faint, broken type; For related documents see ED 107 857 and ED 136 003