ERIC Number: ED362730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Adult Education Delivery System Trends. Program Year 1990-91. A Statistical Abstract Prepared for State Directors Area/Regional Workshops. Participation in Adult Basic & Secondary Education.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
This statistical abstract of the adult education delivery system includes the following: an introductory section on the history and basic grant program of the state-administered adult education program; a chapter on trends in adult education (enrollment, program finance, and personnel); and a chapter on program year 1990-1991 (enrollment, participant characteristics, retention and educational and personal progress, program sites, personnel in adult education, and expenditures). Seven tables and 15 figures are included. Appended are tables detailing 1991 statistical data regarding state-administered adult education program enrollment by region and age, program personnel, and participant progress and separation. Highlights of the report are as follows: (1) since 1980, enrollment in adult education has doubled to approximately 3.7 million; (2) English as a Second Language is the fastest-growing instructional area; (3) although both federal and state funding of adult education have increased significantly during the past decade, the adult education delivery system has increased its reliance on part-time instructors; (4) minorities account for two-thirds of adult education enrollment; (5) 83% of adult education participants are between the ages of 16 and 44 years; and (6) the program retention rate is 74%. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Delivery Systems, Dropout Rate, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Expenditures, High School Equivalency Programs, Participant Characteristics, Participation, State Programs, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.