ERIC Number: ED352442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Demographic Factors in Adult and Continuing Education. A Resource Guide for Teachers, Administrators, and Policymakers.
Jelinek, James J.
This resource book contains demographic data for the eight states of the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association. All information is current (1990-92) and comes from the national census and hundreds of research studies. Chapter I provides a demographic perspective of the nation, describes a holistic view of demographics, and discusses implications for adult and continuing education. Chapters II-IX present data by state: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Data on people include growth, urbanization, and ethnicity. Data on education are provided in the following categories: adult basic education--state system for public-supported programs; postsecondary education--state system for public-supported community colleges and universities, private colleges and universities, public-supported vocational technical schools, private vocational technical and proprietary schools, and student assistance programs; master planning for higher education; cultural institutions; historic sites; and communications media. Information on government is followed by data on the economy: agriculture, forestry, mining, manufacturing, tourism, transportation, and energy. Other data include the following: annual performance report in adult education, Tests of General Educational Development, estimates of levels of proficiency in basic skills, accredited institutions of postsecondary education, members of the executive and legislative branches, and senators and representatives in Congress. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers are listed. Chapter X contains socioeconomic indicators in the Mountain Plains states. Chapter XI discusses implications for adult and continuing education. There are 208 tables and 133 figures. Sources are listed for each state and in an appendix. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Continuing Education, Cultural Context, Demography, Economic Progress, Economics, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Ethnic Discrimination, Ethnic Groups, Holistic Approach, Philosophy, Political Influences, Religious Factors, Secondary Education, Social Environment, Social Influences, State Aid, State Government, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Urbanization
Adult Education Services, Arizona Department of Education, 1535 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mountain Plains Adult Education Association.