ERIC Number: ED197451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Educational Needs and Learning Conditions of Adult Learners.
Davie, Lynn; And Others
A review of research in the past ten years documents adult learners' perceptions of their educational needs and their patterns of participation in adult educational activities. The populations studied include older adults, women, immigrants, native Canadians, undereducated adults, and handicapped adults. Each population is studied separately with inclusion of appropriate summaries and recommendations. Profiles of the participants and nonparticipants in adult educational programs are drawn from the studies utilized and reveal that nonparticipants exhibit a higher rate of functional illiteracy, lower educational achievement, less mobility, and less willingness to give spare time to learning, and participants enjoy more job training and a higher occupational prestige and are active in more community organizations. (WD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Canada Natives, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Immigrants, Older Adults, Participant Characteristics, Postsecondary Education, Womens Education
Publications Centre, Ministry of Government Services, 880 Bay St., 5th Floor, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8 Canada (Record No. ON01441/CODE00311; $1.00 microfiche).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Declining School Enrolments in Ontario, Toronto.
Note: For related documents, see EA 013 260-308.