ERIC Number: ED070919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-16
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education in the Public Education System, States Summaries, 1968-69 and 1969-70. Progress Report.
Okes, Imogene E.
This progress report on the status of a survey of adult education in the public education system summarizes the findings of a State survey. The report of the survey, conducted under the auspices of NAPCAE and the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education, is scheduled for publication by the U.S. Office of Education this fiscal year. The survey reports on every State and outlying area, using only State-provided data. The report shows that enrollments in public school adult education have grown from 1.49% of the U.S. residential population in 1947-48 to 14.98% in 1969-70. Registrations in public school adult education exceeded the number of regular students in colleges and universities by about a million, for a total of over 8 million. The increase in instructional staff for adult education did not keep pace with the rise in enrollments. Tables in the report provide statistics for the Nation, the average State, some programs, and individual States. Some comparisons with population, per capita income, and other education-related statistics are made. Enrollments in adult education in the public education system are expected to continue to rise, due to higher educational expectations, increased resources and facilities, and an increasing adult population. (KM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Adult and Vocational Education Surveys Branch.
Note: Report to the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education, Minneapolis, Minn., November 16, 1972