ERIC Number: ED265307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Liverpool Education Authority Further Education Management Audit Studies: 1984-85. Student Enrolments: Forecasting Trends. Coombe Lodge Working Paper. Information Bank Number 2037.
Kedney, R. J.
A study examined trends in enrollment in further education (FE) in Liverpool. Because the primary objective of the study was to identify possible factors that may influence the scale and specific strategies of student recruitment efforts, a case study approach was used to examine the FE participation rates and socioeconomic characteristics of Liverpool youths between the ages of 16 and 19. Data from a 1983 statistical analysis of the school attendance of this group of students indicated that although the enrollment rate of this age group in FE may increase slightly as the result of 17+ recruitment and transfer of the adult education centers to the colleges, little improvement in employment or growth in vocational education is likely. By the end of the decade, the enrollment level of full-time equivalent students will have fallen to 62 percent of its 1983 level. The post-19 general and nonvocational sectors appeared to be the greatest sources of potential FE enrollees. Although part-time provision in the vocational sector is becoming increasingly more competitive, data from the study indicated that implementation of a 2-year training program replacing the Youth Training Scheme may increase college-based activities. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Case Studies, Demography, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Student Characteristics, Student Recruitment, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Liverpool)