ERIC Number: ED198325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-7
Reference Count: 0
Future Participants in Adult Education.
Chimene, Davice G.
To establish a procedure for use in examining characteristics of future participants in adult education, a study focused on one characteristic--the highest level of education completed among participants in adult education activities. The process followed was to obtain reports from the National Center for Education Statitstics (NCES) (an official source), identify subject matter of particular interest, extract and compare pertinent data, identify trends, and project accordingly. Projected rates of participation were determined for four levels of educational attainment: less than four years of high school, four years of high school, one to three years of college, and four or more years of college. Continued monitoring and updating of projections is considered imperative since the validity of the projections is in doubt due to such problems as changes in data bases and assumptions made by the surveys. Repeated application of the process used is recommended to complete a profile of future participants in adult education. (Extensive data tables are provided. An appendix also contains a comparison of data from the NCES series of reports, "Projections of Education Statistics to....") (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Lifelong Learning Research Conference (College Park, MD, February 7, 1981).