ERIC Number: ED446546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Lifelong Learning Trends: A Profile of Continuing Higher Education. Sixth Edition.
Gwynn, Peter, Ed.
This publication presents national data on trends and participation in continuing higher education. Section 1, "An Expanding Demand for Lifelong Learning," discusses how the supply of new entrants will be insufficient for future labor needs; more women are participating in the workforce; and more high school graduates plan to enroll in college. Section 2, "Responding to Diverse Learner Needs," explains how more Americans are earning college degrees; more employers are creating corporate universities; and baby boomers are likely to continue working longer. Section 3, "Paying for Lifelong Learning," notes that tuitions are climbing; loans far surpass grants in student aid; and most undergraduate students work while in college. Section 4, "Adapting to the Digital Age," explains that Internet technology has spread at a remarkable rate; more institutions are offering online education; and students are using the Internet increasingly for research. Section 5, "Shaping Higher Education for a Global Economy," describes how the global economy is becoming more integrated; most American undergraduates studying abroad do so in Europe; and the United States has the largest online population. Section 6, "Promoting Civil Society and the Arts," explains that attendance at arts events is on the rise; more charter schools are being created; and museums are going online. (SM)
Descriptors: Art, Citizenship Responsibility, Computer Uses in Education, Continuing Education, Diversity (Student), Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Technology, Internet, Labor Force, Lifelong Learning, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Tables (Data), Tuition
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: University Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC.