ERIC Number: ED276881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Analyses of Issues in Adult Education. Technical Report No. 22.
Russ-Eft, Darlene F.; McLaughlin, Donald H.
This report focuses on the results of analyses of selected issues in the area of adult basic education (ABE) using two major data bases: Participation in Adult Education survey and Adult Quality of Life studies. Issues are divided into four sections: target population and demand population, services provided, organization for delivery of services, and financing adult basic education. Each issue question is stated; then available data are brought to bear on the problem. Representative issues include the extent of the adult basic skill deficiency problem, the size and location of the target population, variation among states in terms of size of the ABE target population, characteristics of the ABE target population, the target population and the value placed on education, characteristics of the ABE demand population, special characteristics and educational needs of special subgroups, differences in participation rates of special subgroups. characteristics of persisters and dropouts, reasons for dropping out, instructional methods to improve recruitment and retention, improvement of the nature and extent of participation by the target population, and resources needed and available to reach the target population. Seven figures and 24 tables are provided. Appendixes include the Details on the Log-Linear Analysis of Participation in ABE. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: For a related document, see ED 270 601.