ERIC Number: ED263315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
America's Other Educational System: Training Offered by Nonschool Organizations.
Calvert, Robert, Jr.
A national study of training offered by nonschool organizations in the United States indicated that, in addition to schools and colleges, 28 other types of organizations offer training and education. The total number of persons served by traditional educational institutions in 1984 was around 80.4 million. In contrast, 151.5 million may receive training through nonschool organizations each year. The two largest providers of nonschool education are religious institutions (with 33 million individuals served) and employers. Business and industry are estimated as training 30 million persons, followed by 887,000 persons trained by the federal government, 900,000 by state governments, and 600,000 by local governments. In a recent year, military training in nonschool settings was provided to 2,199,000 individuals. The education provided by libraries and museums is much more difficult to estimate. Much of the participation in continuing education, particularly in such fields as health care, may be the result of professional licensing requirements. (This report includes descriptions of each of the 28 types of providers of nonschool education identified, a 13-page bibliography, samples taken from 16 survey instruments that have been developed for use in obtaining data concerning education and training offerings, and a chart detailing the areas covered by each instrument.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Extension Education, Industrial Education, Inplant Programs, Labor Education, National Surveys, Nonformal Education, Nonschool Educational Programs, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Religious Education, Veterans Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A