ERIC Number: ED105288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Target Population in Adult Education. Economic Perspectives and Prospects: A Focus on the Client: State Demographic Data. Report of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education.
National Advisory Council on Adult Education, Washington, DC.
Reflecting the philosophy and policy of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education, the report first examines the adult basic education (ABE) target group from the vantage point of the discipline of economics, focusing on: educational attainment and occupation distribution; education, mobility, and occupation; technology and increasing productivity; education, income, and occupation; and population trends and changes in the labor force. A second major section presents the council's recommendations for adult education and ABE programs on all levels: ABE enrollment; ABE dropouts; comparison of ABE population and welfare recipients; ABE's role in rehabilitation; analysis of the ABE target group by age, region, race, and sex; migrant workers; and cost factors. Supporting data is analyzed and tabulated. The second part of this section summarizes council studies and reports, and discusses demographic traits. A final section presents demographic data from each of the 50 States on the ABE target group. Although most of the tables and figures throughout the publication express percentages, an appendix gives national population figures. A summary calls for a national commitment to continuing education. (MDW)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Dropouts, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Economic Factors, Federal Programs, Human Geography, Income, Labor Force, Migrant Adult Education, National Surveys, Participant Characteristics, Population Trends, Program Costs, Rehabilitation, Reports, State Programs, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Welfare Recipients
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Stock No. 5203-00047, $2.35)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Adult Education, Washington, DC.