ERIC Number: ED483093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Participation in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning: 2000-01. National Household Education Surveys of 2001. NCES 2004-050
Kim, Kwang; Hagedorn, Mary; Williamson, Jennifer; Chapman, Christopher
US Department of Education
This is the first full report using data from the Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Survey of the 2001 National Household Education Survey Programs (AELL-NHES:2001) on the educational activities of adults in the United States. The report shows that 46 percent of adults in the United States participated in some type of formal education between early 2000 and early 2001. Apart from looking at overall participation in formal educational activities, major topics addressed in the report include participation in various types of formal educational activities; characteristics of participating adults; educational experiences in college or university degree programs on a part-time basis, work-related courses, and personal interest courses; reasons for participation in work-related courses; characteristics of participants who received employer support; and characteristics of participants in work-related informal learning activities. Appended is: Survey Methodology and Data Reliability.
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Learning Activities, Courses, Adults, Adult Education, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.