ERIC Number: ED239093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Colorado's Adult Learning Needs and Resources.
Knop, Sheila A.
This report summarizes findings of the Colorado Lifelong Learning Project regarding learning needs of Colorado adults and resources currently available to meet those needs. It is divided into three sections. First, demographic and socioeconomic trends along with adult role responsibilities and life transitions that imply learning needs are described. Relationships between individual learning needs and collective learning needs are discussed. Profiles of adults who have a propensity to participate in learning activities are contrasted with profiles of people who are considerably underrepresented in learning activities. Second, learning resources currently available to Colorado adults are examined. Private sector resources are commented on; publicly sponsored resources are described in more detail. Organizational factors that affect adults' access to learning resources are noted. The final section briefly treats implications of this assessment of needs and resources and suggests that policy questions about adult learning services are different than those being asked about youth education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adults, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Individual Needs, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Participant Characteristics
Lifelong Learning Project, University of Colorado, 2608 Avocet Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526 ($2.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared by the Colorado Lifelong Learning Project. Print is small.