ERIC Number: ED060455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-8
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education in the Public Education System, States Summaries, 1968-69 and 1969-70, Theory, Design, and Method for the Survey.
Okes, Imogene E.
The question, "How many people are enrolled in public school adult education?" is presented. The current survey on Adult Education in the Public Education System is one of several surveys. Adult education is defined here as "organized instruction to meet the unique needs of persons beyond compulsory school age who have interrupted or completed their formal full-time schooling." In this survey, each state was asked to complete separate forms for adult education administered by departments of education and for those by community colleges. A list of federally funded adult education programs was compiled for comparison purposes. Data requests were limited to two items: numbers of students and numbers of teachers. Respondents were asked to rate the adult education programs for which they provided data to indicate whether the purpose was primarily or secondarily for basic education, high school diploma, occupational training, general or college subjects, or other. By a comparison of this survey with other surveys, figures are obtained. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Boards of Education, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Objectives, Enrollment Trends, Federal Programs, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Responses, School Districts, Statistical Data, Surveys, Theories
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference (Chicago, Ill., April 8, 1972)